ERIC Number: ED455975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Focus on After-School Time for Violence Prevention. ERIC Digest.
Patten, Peggy; Robertson, Anne S.
Perhaps 8 million children spend the after-school hours at home alone. In the absence of adult supervision, many of these youths are likely to engage in delinquent or other high-risk activities. Research suggests that after-school programs can help to prevent youths from engaging in these activities in two ways: by providing constructive activities for youths, and by encouraging the development of constructive adult-child relationships. There are a variety of after-school programs available to parents. However, when parents do not or cannot enroll their children in after-school activities, research suggests that it is especially important for parents to be engaged in their child's life. (OR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Child Relationship, After School Programs, Children, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention, Prevention, Violence
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Champaign, IL.