Location

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Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS: This poster session focuses on fostering social and emotional skills in young teens both directly and through parent skills education. V. FAMILY AND COMMUNITY: The presentation demonstrates how parenting skills can be used with parents and teens together and/or separately.

Brief Program Description

This poster session will focus on research demonstrating how a program combining parent education and teen life skills training can make a significant difference in preparing middle school teens to face the challenges of drugs, sexuality, and violence they will likely encounter as they continue to mature.

Summary

The effectiveness of parenting education and teen social skills development can be enhanced by involving both groups separately and together. This poster session will present research findings demonstrating how a program called Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action involves both parents and teens in the learning process to achieve evidence supported results. Originally developed through a grant from SAMHSA by the AuSable Valley Mental health Center in Tawas City, MI, the program has been recently revised and updated.

Evidence

The session will present results from two published studies: Implementation and impact of a family-based substance abuse prevention program in rural communities. Abbey, A., Pilgrim, C., Hendrickson, P., Lorenz, S. The Journal of Primary Prevention, Vol. 18, No. 3, 1998. Evaluation of a family-based substance abuse prevention program targeted for the middle school years. Abbey, A., Pilgrim, C., Hendrickson P., and Buresh, S. Journal of Drug Education, Vol. 30, No.2, 2000. The Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action program is also listed on six lists of evidence-based programs including SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and is an OJJDP model Program.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

: Dr. Michael Popkin pioneered the field of video-based parent education with the introduction of the Active Parenting Discussion Program in 1983. Since then he has authored and produced over thirty books and video programs, including the best-selling Active Parenting Now, Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action, and 1,2,3,4 Parents! A frequent keynote speaker and media guest, he has appeared on over 200 television shows including multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Montel Williams, and as a regular parenting expert on CNN. A former child and family therapist, Dr. Popkin received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Melody, are the parents of two young adults and live in the Atlanta area.

Keyword Descriptors

parent education, life skills, prevention, drugs, sexuality, violence

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-3-2015 10:15 AM

End Date

3-3-2015 11:30 AM

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Mar 3rd, 10:15 AM Mar 3rd, 11:30 AM

Parents and Teens Training Together: A Powerful Force for Risk-Prevention

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This poster session will focus on research demonstrating how a program combining parent education and teen life skills training can make a significant difference in preparing middle school teens to face the challenges of drugs, sexuality, and violence they will likely encounter as they continue to mature.