Parental Monitoring of Adolescents: Current Perspectives for Researchers and Practitioners by Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Parental Monitoring of Adolescents: Current Perspectives for Researchers and Practitioners

byVincent Guilamo-Ramos, James Jaccard, Patricia Dittus

Kobo ebook | August 22, 2010

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The close supervision of adolescents dramatically reduces the incidence of risky sexual behavior, drug and alcohol use, and other activities that could negatively affect 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 seek to incorporate monitoring into their programs and practice. Therefore they require 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, this book 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. This volume also sets the parameters for future research, establishing a new framework in which the nature and approach of monitoring are evaluated within the parent-adolescent relationship and the particular social realities of everyday life.

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is professor of social work at New York University and the principal investigator of numerous NIH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research studies focused on urban minority youth and the prevention of adolescent problem behavior.James Jaccard is professor of psychology at Florida Inter...
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Title:Parental Monitoring of Adolescents: Current Perspectives for Researchers and PractitionersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 22, 2010Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231520115

ISBN - 13:9780231520119

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction, by Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and James Jaccard

Part I: Contemporary Issues in Parental Monitoring
1. Parental Monitoring: A Critical Examination of the Research, by Håkan Stattin and Margaret Kerr

2. Developmental and Interactional Antecedents of Monitoring in Early Adolescence, by Robert D. Laird and Matthew M. Marrero

3. Impediments to Parental Monitoring in the After-School Hours: A Qualitative Analysis, by Deborah Belle and Brenda Phillips

4: Cross-Cultural Analysis of Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Theoretical Challenges of Model Replication When East Meets West, by Sonia Venkatraman and Thomas J. Dishion

5. When Is Parenting Over? Examining Parental Monitoring and High-risk Alcohol Consumption in Young Adult College Students, by Rob Turrisi and Anne E. Ray

6. From Research to Practice: Development and Scaling Up of ImPACT, by a Parental Monitoring Intervention for African American Parents of Adolescents, by Jennifer S. Galbraith and Bonita Stanton

7. A Three-Process System of Parental Monitoring, by James Jaccard, by Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

Part II. Expert Perspectives on Parental Monitoring
List of Contributors
Index

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The 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.