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This book provides practical guidance for a wide range of professionals working with parents and families, answering common questions such as 'How can parents facilitate their child's transition to secondary school?' and 'How can families best communicate about alcohol?'.

Drawing on the findings from years of applied research projects carried out by the Trust for the Study of Adolescence, each chapter focuses on a particular area of parenting young people - from monitoring and supervision to support for foster families - and each highlights the implications of research results for policy and practice. This book presents a range of approaches to working with parents and families, and discusses the effectiveness of techniques such as parent mentoring and involving young people in parenting programmes.

Working with Parents of Young People provides a strong set of evidence-based guidelines for best practice and will be a key resource for all those working to support the parents of teenagers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843104209
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Debi Roker is Co-Director of the Trust for the Study of Adolescence, Brighton.

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. Part 1: Introduction. 1. Working with parents of young people: setting the scene. John Coleman and Debi Roker. Part 2: New Research and Implications for Practice. 2. How monitoring and supervision work in families: a study of 50 young people and their parents. Debi Roker and Stephanie Stace. 3. 'Team Parenting' of young people in foster care. Stephanie Stace and Kevin Lowe. 4. Family communication about alcohol. Louise Cox, Nigel Sherriff, Lester Coleman and Debi Roker. 5. Children's move to secondary school: what do parents need at this time? Debi Roker, Kerry Devitt and Amanda Holt. 6. Supporting children and parents during the transition to secondary school: a UK-wide review. Debi Roker and Julie Shepherd. Part 3: New Ways of Working with Parents. 7. Working with schools to support parents: lessons from two evaluations. Debi Roker and Helen Richardson Foster. 8. Using newsletters to support the parents of young people: learning from two studies. Debi Roker and Julie Shepherd. 9. Getting information and support from websites. Debi Roker. 10. Involving young people in parenting programmes. Cris Hoskin and Sarah Lindfield. 11. Using parent-to-parent mentors to get information and support to the parents of young people. Debi Roker. Part 4: Conclusions. 12. Parenting young people: research, policy and practice. Debi Roker and John Coleman. Subject Index. Author Index.

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