Journal of Child and Family Studies

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 47–65

The Parents Matter! Program Interventions: Content and the Facilitation Process

  • Nicholas Long
  • Barbara-Jeanne Austin
  • Mary M. Gound
  • Abesie O. Kelly
  • Adrienne A. Gardner
  • Rick Dunn
  • Stacy B. Harris
  • Kim S. Miller
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:JCFS.0000010490.02670.45

Cite this article as:
Long, N., Austin, BJ., Gound, M.M. et al. Journal of Child and Family Studies (2004) 13: 47. doi:10.1023/B:JCFS.0000010490.02670.45

Abstract

The Parents Matter! Program (PMP) has developed three interventions for parents of 4th and 5th grade African-American children (9–12 years old). The overarching goal of all three interventions is to provide parents with knowledge, skills, and support for enhancing their efforts to raise healthy children. The interventions are: (1) Enhanced Communication and Parenting (five 2\({\raise0.7ex\hbox{$1$} \!\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {1 2}}\right.\kern-\nulldelimiterspace}\!\lower0.7ex\hbox{$2$}}\) -hour sessions), (2) Brief Communication and Parenting (single 2\({\raise0.7ex\hbox{$1$} \!\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {1 2}}\right.\kern-\nulldelimiterspace}\!\lower0.7ex\hbox{$2$}}\) -hour session), and (3) General Health (single 2\({\raise0.7ex\hbox{$1$} \!\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {1 2}}\right.\kern-\nulldelimiterspace}\!\lower0.7ex\hbox{$2$}}\) -hour session). This article discusses the development of these interventions, presents an overview of the content of each intervention, and discusses issues related to the facilitation/presentation of these interventions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Long
    • 1
  • Barbara-Jeanne Austin
    • 2
  • Mary M. Gound
    • 3
  • Abesie O. Kelly
    • 4
  • Adrienne A. Gardner
    • 5
  • Rick Dunn
    • 5
  • Stacy B. Harris
    • 6
  • Kim S. Miller
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's HospitalLittle Rock
  2. 2.Parents Matter Program!Atlanta
  3. 3.Parents Matter Program!Athens
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle Rock
  5. 5.Parents Matter Program!Athens
  6. 6.Parents Matter Program!Little Rock
  7. 7.Division of HIV/AIDS PreventionCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta