Product Code: 0364
The new special issue of Child Welfare has a special focus on parenting and parenting education, including educator credentialing, program development, child abuse prevention, and parent use of the Internet. Nationwide leaders in the field offer their perspectives, describing how parents can become respected allies in joint efforts to revitalize families. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills can make parents more effective nurturers, thus improving the future for at-risk children.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: Thinking Mindfully About Parenting and Parenting Education
• Parenting: A Relationship-Oriented and Competency-Based Process
• Parents as Developing Adult Learners
• Competencies of a Parent Educator: What Does a Parent Educator Need To Know and Do?
• Building a Professional Development System: A Case Study of North Carolina's Parenting Education Experiences
• Trends in Popular Parenting Books and the Need for Parental Critical Thinking
• Thinking Critically About the Internet: Suggestions for Practitioners
• Parents and Their Young Adult Children: Transitions to Adulthood
• Closer to Home: Parent Mentors in Child Welfare
• CONCLUSIONS: Future Challenges for Parenting Education and Support