ERIC Number: ED459923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Anonymous[SM]: Strengthening Families. Family Strengthening Series. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Rafael, Teresa; Pion-Berlin, Lisa
Asserting that problems arising within the family may lead to children's problem behaviors, this bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention describes Parents Anonymous, Inc., a program designed to enhance the capability of families to help their children. The oldest national child abuse prevention organization, Parents Anonymous is dedicated to strengthening families through innovative strategies that promote mutual support and parent leadership. The bulletin recounts the creation of Parents Anonymous by a concerned mother and her social worker, summarizes its structure, and describes key program components. A typical weekly meeting is then detailed, and examples of Parents Anonymous programs are provided. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Delinquency Prevention, Family Programs, Parent Education, Parents, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Social Support Groups
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5212; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.