Parental Monitoring of Adolescents

Parental Monitoring of Adolescents

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qThe goals of this book are to deepen understanding of the concept and measurement of parental monitoring and to compile, review, and extend what is known about the topic. It is particularly effective in identifying weaknesses in current conceptualizations and methods used to study parental monitoring.q---Todd Herrenkohl, University of Washington School of Social Work The close supervision of adolescents dramatically reduces the incidence of risky sexual behavior, drug and alcohol use, and other activities that could negatively affect one's health and well-being. Because of the strong correlation between parental monitoring and a child's welfare, social workers, psychologists, child development specialists, and other professionals who work with children now incorporate monitoring into their programs and practice. A definitive resource providing the best research and techniques for productive supervision within the home, this volume defines and develops the conceptual, methodological, and practical areas of parental monitoring and monitoring research, locating the right balance of closeness and supervision while also remaining sensitive to ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Assembled by leading experts on childrearing and healthy parent-child communication, Parental Monitoring of Adolescents identifies the conditions that best facilitate parental knowledge, ideal interventions for high-risk youth, and the factors that either help or hinder the monitoring of an adolescent's world. The volume also sets a course for future research, establishing a new framework that evaluates the nature and approach of monitoring within the parent-adolescent relationship and the particular social realities of everyday life.Contemporary Issues in Parental Monitoring Core Element Videoaˆ’Six: The video includes a condom demonstration that shows the correct method for putting on a condom. The demonstration should include a scene in which parents practiceanbsp;...

Title:Parental Monitoring of Adolescents
Author:Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, James Jaccard, Patricia Dittus
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2010


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