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Mahabee-Gittens, E. Melinda; Huang, Bin; Slap, Gail B.; Gordon, Judith S. – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2008
We conducted a randomized trial of parents and their 9- to 16-year-old children to pilot test an emergency department (ED)-based intervention designed to increase parent-child tobacco communication. Intervention group (IG) parents received verbal/written instructions on how to relay anti-tobacco messages to their children; control group (CG)…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Smoking, Parent Child Relationship
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Cross, Donna; Barnes, Amy – Theory Into Practice, 2014
This article addresses Systems Theory as it applies to school-age children's bullying behavior. It focuses on the interrelationships, mutual influences, and dynamics of relationships within the family, and how these may affect children's behavior toward their peers. The theory helps to explain the ways family patterns are reflected in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Child Behavior, Family Relationship, Peer Relationship
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Dinaj-Koci, Veronica; Deveaux, Lynette; Wang, Bo; Lunn, Sonya; Marshall, Sharon; Li, Xiaoming; Stanton, Bonita – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
The inclusion of parents in adolescent-targeted interventions is intended to benefit the adolescent. Limited research has explored whether parents participating in these programs also benefit directly. We examined the impact of Caribbean Informed Parents and Children Together, the parenting portion of an adolescent-targeted HIV prevention…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sex Education, Intervention, Adolescents
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Wallenius, Marjut; Rimpela, Arja; Punamaki, Raija-Leena; Lintonen, Tomi – Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2008
The aims of this research were to describe Finnish adolescents' different motives for digital game playing, and to examine relations between digital game playing and parent-child communication, school performance, sleeping habits, and perceived health. A questionnaire was used to assess a nationwide postal sample of 12-18-year-old Finns (6761…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Computers, Motivation
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Eisman, Andria B.; Stoddard, Sarah A.; Heinze, Justin; Caldwell, Cleopatra H.; Zimmerman, Marc A. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Depression is a serious mental health concern among adolescents. Violence exposure is a potent risk factor for depression. Social support may help reduce depression risk, even when adolescents are exposed to violence. Using a compensatory model of resilience, we investigate the influence of violence exposure and social support on depression over…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Socioeconomic Status, Mothers
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Downing, Jennifer; Jones, Lisa; Bates, Geoff; Sumnall, Harry; Bellis, Mark A. – Health Education Research, 2011
Limited evidence exists about the effectiveness of parent/family-based interventions for preventing poor sexual health outcomes, thus a systematic review was conducted as part of a wider review of community-based sex and relationships and alcohol education. Method guidance from the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Alcohol Education, Young Adults, Program Effectiveness
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Miller, Kim S; Winskell, Kate; Berrier, Faith L – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objectives: The past decade has seen changes in US HIV policy in sub-Saharan Africa in response to a new Administration and far-reaching technical, scientific and programmatic developments. These include dramatically increased access to life-saving anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and related services, the roll-out of voluntary medical male…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Surveys, Intervention, Parents
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Wei, Dan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Social Capital
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Holmes, Laura G.; Himle, Michael B. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2014
While considerable research has focused on promoting independence and optimizing quality of life for adolescents and young adult with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), sexual development and sexuality education have been largely neglected. Experts recommend that parents be the primary source of sex education for adolescents with ASD, and that sex…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship, Interpersonal Communication
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Byrnes, Hilary F.; Miller, Brenda A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
Neighborhood characteristics have been linked to healthy behavior, including effective parenting behaviors. This may be partially explained through the neighborhood's relation to parents' access to social support from friends and family. The current study examined associations of neighborhood characteristics with parenting behaviors indirectly…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Rearing, Social Support Groups, Parenting Styles
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Koo, Helen P.; Rose, Allison; Bhaskar, Brinda; Walker, Leslie R. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
Using a school-based sample of fifth graders (mean age = 10.38, SD = 0.66) and their parents (N = 408) from Washington, D.C., the authors examine associations of pubertal development with early adolescents' sexual and nonsexual risk behaviors and their caregivers' parenting behaviors and of these risk behaviors with parenting behaviors. Results…
Descriptors: Prevention, Caregivers, Child Rearing, Adolescents
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Swahn, Monica H. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2012
The current special issue brings together intriguing and important cross-country comparisons of issues pertinent to early adolescence that can inform the design and implementation of broader and relevant public health prevention strategies. The findings illustrate the importance of cross-country analyses for better understanding a range of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Life Satisfaction, Prevention, Public Health
Gautam, Sulava – Advocates for Youth, 2012
Schools are in a unique position to provide their students comprehensive health services and referrals to community-based health centers, due to their accessibility to students and their ability to provide health education targeted specifically for young people. Schools have the important responsibility of addressing the needs of students by…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Health Education, Youth, Integrated Services
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King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Hoffman, Ashlee R. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
A total of 54,361 students in seventh through twelfth grades completed a survey examining the impact of perceived harm of marijuana use, ease of access in obtaining marijuana, and perceived parent/peer disapproval of marijuana use on youth involvement in annual and recent marijuana use. Results indicated that 1 in 6 (16%) students used marijuana…
Descriptors: Parents, Marijuana, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Goodkind, Jessica; LaNoue, Marianna; Lee, Christopher; Freeland, Lance; Freund, Rachel – Journal of Community Psychology, 2012
An important predictor of youth well-being and resilience is the presence of nurturing adults in a youth's life. Parents are ideally situated to fulfill this role but often face challenges and stressors that impede their ability to provide adequate support and guidance. American Indian parents may also be affected by intergenerational transmission…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, American Indians
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