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Handbook of Diversity in Parent Education: The Changing Faces of Parenting and Parent Education

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Overview

Traditionally, books on parent education have focused on techniques from a certain tradition, either behavioral or humanistic, that could be applied to any problem of parenting or child behavior change. These books have used a "cook-book" approach that is frequently oblivious to environmental conditions that influence behavior or take into account the individual differences of the children or families involved. This book highlights the complexity of our society and times by exploring the problems faced by diverse types of parents, children, and parenting situations. Moreover, the sensitive issues of parenting in unique populations are handled in a caring, straight-forward way with an emphasis on research-based parent education programs along with tips and strategies for everyday use.

Key Features
• Premier text on parent education in diverse populations
• Features tips, strategies, websites and support for parents
• Based upon "cutting edge" research in parent education
• Models for developing problem-specific parenting programs
• Step-by-step parent education programs for low-incidence problems
• Features violence and crisis prevention and intervention skills for families

Audience: Applied clinicians, educators, educational psychologists and parents.

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This collection of 16 chapters, presented by Fine and Lee (both in psychology and education, U. of Kansas), emphasize research-based parent education programs in a discussion of the problems of parenting unique populations. Topics include gender issues, teaching about sexual diversity, parenting and ethnicity, cross-cultural parenting, parents with dysfunctional backgrounds, parenting children with mental illness or emotional problems, and grandparents raising children. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122564833
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Contributors.
American Families in the 1990s and Beyond.
Gender Issues in Parenting: Parenting Teenage Girls.
Teaching About Sexual Diversity: A New Frontier for Parenthood Educators.
Parenting and Ethnicity.
Parenting in the Global Community: A Cross-Cultural/International Perspective.
A Psychoeducational Program for Parents of Dysfunctional Backgrounds.
Supportive Family Training: Education and Support for the Parents of Persons with Serious Mental Illness.
Parent Education for Fathers.
Grandparents Raising Children.
Parenting Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities.
Parenting Children with Brain Injury.
Parenting Chronically Ill Children.
Education Programs for Parents and Families of Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities.
Educating Parents to be Advocates for their Children.
Managing Crisis: Intervention Skills for Parents.
Index.

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