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ERIC Number: EJ943224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1062-1024
Why Parents Matter!: The Conceptual Basis for a Community-Based HIV Prevention Program for the Parents of African American Youth
Dittus, Patricia; Miller, Kim S.; Kotchick, Beth A.; Forehand, Rex
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n1 p5-20 Mar 2004
The Parents Matter! Program (PMP) is a community-based family intervention designed to promote positive parenting and effective parent-child communication about sexuality and sexual risk reduction. Its ultimate goal is to reduce sexual risk behavior among adolescents. PMP offers parents instruction and guidance in general parenting skills related to decreased sexual risk behavior among youth (e.g., relationship building, monitoring) and sexual communication skills necessary for parents to effectively convey their values and expectations about sexual behavior--as well as critical HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention messages--to their children. We briefly review the literature concerning parental influences on adolescent sexual risk behavior and present the conceptual model and theoretical foundation upon which PMP is based.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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