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ERIC Number: EJ942156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
The Parenting of Young People: Using Newsletters to Provide Information and Support
Shepherd, Julie; Roker, Debi
Children & Society, v19 n4 p264-277 Sep 2005
The literature shows that many parents of young people do not have enough information, advice, and support in bringing up their children. This article describes an innovative project, undertaken by the Trust for the Study of Adolescence (TSA), which evaluated the use of newsletters as a form of support for the parents of young people. Following consultation with parents and young people, four newsletters were produced in a "magazine" style. The newsletters were distributed to over 4000 parents across the UK. An evaluation was undertaken, involving longitudinal interviews with 40 families and over 800 telephone interviews with parents. This showed the newsletters to be an effective form of information and support for the majority of parents. However, the results also highlighted a number of issues to be considered in using newsletters as a parenting intervention, including levels of literacy, English as an additional language, social class, and reaching fathers as well as mothers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom