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Practical Parenting for Adolescents



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305 Practical Parenting for Adolescents 12 17 years A Training Outline Developed by William Dougherty For the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Pittsburgh PA June 2000 The Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work 403 East Winding Hill Road Mechanicsburg PA 17055 Phone 717 795 9048 Fax 717 795 8013 305 Practical Parenting for Adolescents 12 17 Years An Overview of the Curriculum Rationale Parents of adolescents often feel they have lost control of are fearful of and or are concerned about the behaviors their children display This is often a result of improper parenting styles or skills as they relate to the developmental status of their adolescents Caseworkers must be able to assess the cause of these difficulties Case workers need to be keenly aware of developmental issues and parenting skills appropriate to meet the needs of children s developmental growth Additionally the caseworkers must be able to transfer these skills and knowledge to the parents Learning Objectives Participants will be able to Assist parents in understanding their parental role for adolescents Demonstrate practical parenting tips for adolescents Apply child development knowledge to parenting skills Demonstrate effective and positive discipline techniques for adolescents Communicate best practice standards to parents about parenting adolescents Competency 305 1 The child welfare professional is familiar with models of effective parenting and can teach parenting strategies to parents by explaining and demonstrating parenting techniques can support parents and try new strategies and can refer parents to formal training classes or groups when needed 305 2 The child welfare professional can identify parenting and discipline strategies which are appropriate for a child s developmental level and individual needs Length of Workshop 6 Hours Materials Needed to Present Workshop 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9



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