ERIC Number: EJ1074955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Adolescent Sexual Health Education: Parents Benefit Too!
Dinaj-Koci, Veronica; Deveaux, Lynette; Wang, Bo; Lunn, Sonya; Marshall, Sharon; Li, Xiaoming; Stanton, Bonita
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n5 p648-653 Oct 2015
The inclusion of parents in adolescent-targeted interventions is intended to benefit the adolescent. Limited research has explored whether parents participating in these programs also benefit directly. We examined the impact of Caribbean Informed Parents and Children Together, the parenting portion of an adolescent-targeted HIV prevention intervention, on parent-reported measures. Bahamian parent-youth dyads (N = 1,833) participating in the randomized control trial were assigned to receive one of four conditions. Parents were assessed longitudinally at baseline and 6 and 12 months later. Through 12 months follow-up, parents exposed to Caribbean Informed Parents and Children Together showed higher knowledge of condom use skills, perceptions of improved condom use competence on the part of their youth, and perceived improved parent-child communication about sex-related information. Although youth were the targeted beneficiary, parents also benefited directly from the sexual risk reduction parenting program. Parents demonstrated improved perceptions and knowledge that would enable them to more effectively guide their child and also protect themselves from sexual risk.
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Intervention, Adolescents, Parent Participation, Latin Americans, Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Prevention, Longitudinal Studies, Contraception, Risk, Parent Child Relationship, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Knowledge Level, Parent Education, Parent Attitudes, High School Students, Check Lists, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Program Descriptions, Health Education, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahamas
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 MH069229