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ERIC Number: EJ946969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Views on Parent-Child Connectedness among English- and Spanish-Speaking Parents of High-Risk Youth
Scarborough, Megan; Kulkarni, Shanti; Lewis, Carol M.; Palen, Lori-Ann; Wade, Emily; Pierce, Amy
Journal of Family Social Work, v14 n5 p407-428 2011
This study highlights findings from focus groups on parent-child connectedness conducted with English- and Spanish-speaking parents of high-risk youth in the southern United States. The primary aim of the study was to extend research on parent-child connectedness, a broad protective factor for adolescent risk behavior. In addition to describing strategies and obstacles for enhancing closeness between parents and children, parents in Spanish-speaking focus groups also raised issues related to immigration, acculturation, and bicultural stress. Findings provide valuable insights for practitioners and policymakers seeking to improve parent-child connectedness and reduce adolescent risk behavior, with special insight about Mexican-origin, Spanish-speaking families. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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