ERIC Number: EJ943233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Parents Matter! Program Interventions: Content and the Facilitation Process
Long, Nicholas; Austin, Barbara-Jeanne; Gound, Mary M.; Kelly, Abesie O.; Gardner, Adrienne A.; Dunn, Rick; Harris, Stacy B.; Miller, Kim S.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n1 p47-65 Mar 2004
The Parents Matter! Program (PMP) has developed three interventions for parents of 4th and 5th grade African-American children (9-12 years old). The overarching goal of all three interventions is to provide parents with knowledge, skills, and support for enhancing their efforts to raise healthy children. The interventions are: (1) Enhanced Communication and Parenting (five 2-hour sessions), (2) Brief Communication and Parenting (single 2-hour session), and (3) General Health (single 2-hour session). This article discusses the development of these interventions, presents an overview of the content of each intervention, and discusses issues related to the facilitation/presentation of these interventions.
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Grade 5, Intervention, Parent Education, African American Children, African American Education, Parenting Skills, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies, Health Promotion, Grade 4, Program Content, Performance Factors
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
Authoring Institution: N/A