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ERIC Number: EJ893934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
"They Won't Come": Increasing Parent Involvement in Parent Management Training Programs for At-Risk Youths in Schools
Ouellette, Philip M.; Wilkerson, David
School Social Work Journal, v32 n2 p39-53 Spr 2008
The absence of parents from schools is seen as an important factor related to the significant number of adolescents at risk of school failure. Effective parenting is known to be a key protective factor for adolescents at risk for school failure and other maladaptive developmental outcomes. While evidence-based parent management training models exist, their use has been limited by problems regarding recruitment and retention when services are offered through traditional means. We review the literature on parent involvement in schools, the effectiveness of parent education programs, and mutual aid activities. Logistical barriers to parent participation in parent management training programs and other school-related activities are examined, and a strategy using twenty-first-century technology will be described as a means to increase parent involvement in schools. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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