ERIC Number: EJ854150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
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Description of a Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Substance Use and Related Risk and Increase Positive Parenting among Urban Mothers with Alcohol and Other Drug Problems
Leonard, Noelle R.; Gwadz, Marya V.; Arredondo, Gricel N.; Riedel, Marion; Rotko, Lauren; Hardcastle, Emily J.; Potere, Jodi C.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n4 p531-544 Aug 2007
The abuse of alcohol and other substances by mothers raising adolescent children has serious adverse effects on family functioning and youth outcomes, and on mothers' own health and adaptation. Mothers who are also HIV-infected face additional challenges. In the present report, we describe a multi-session intervention conducted in individual sessions for mothers with alcohol and other substance use problems who are raising adolescent children. We outline the primary components of the intervention and include case studies and examples of exercises and tools. We found that engagement with the intervention and high rates of attendance were facilitated by tapping into mothers' desires to improve their relationships with their adolescent children, the use of a harm reduction approach toward substance use, and intensive outreach. We also discuss lessons learned in the course of implementing and evaluating the intervention.
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Adolescents, Substance Abuse, At Risk Persons, Parenting Styles, Urban Areas, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Modification, Family Environment, Attendance Patterns
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