Parenting Wisely: Skills That Help in Communicating and Lowering Children's Risk for Problems (American Teen Edition).

Year Published
Author (Individual)
Lagges, Ann.
Kacir, Christopher.
Gordon, Donald.
Author (Organization)
Family Works, Inc.
Resource Type
Training Materials
Resource Format
Resource Language
In Parenting Wisely: American Teenagers, nine typical problem situations are presented including: doing household chores, stepparent-youth relationships, monitoring "troublesome" friends, improving poor school performance, sibling fighting, and complying with parental requests (phone use and music volume) and more. Both effective and ineffective solutions are depicted for each problem followed by comprehensive critiques and explanations of the parenting and communication skills viewed.

Parenting Wisely (American Teens) has been named an "exemplary" program by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a "model" program by The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and listed as an evidence-based program by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)and a "best practices" program by the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (WCAPT).

The Parenting Wisely: American Teen Program Kit includes: 1 PARENTING WISELY Interactive CD-ROM; 5 parent workbooks; 5 program completion certificates; 10 agency referral cards; 20 informational parent brochures; 1 Poster announcing Parenting Wisely; 1 Floppy disc with evaluation forms, scoring keys, and program evaluation guide; Parent sign up forms; 1 Service Provider's Guide; and 1 Teen Group Curriculum - 105 page curriculum (on floppy disk) for working with parent groups. (Author abstract modified)

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