Changing Families through Parent and Family Education

Review and Analysis
  • Paul R. Florin
  • Paul R. Dokecki


Concern for the well-being of the American family has been steadily growing over the past several years. The family, the primary social institution of the society, is seen as beset by an increasing variety of stresses and diminishing supports (Lasch, 1977). The argument has been made that all families are experiencing increased demands and could benefit from the availability of resources and supports (Dokecki & Moroney, 1983). Parent education may be one such resource and support approach to strengthening family functioning. But gaining a clear perspective on the potential of parent education is made difficult by the diversity of opinion and comment proffered under this rubric.


Head Start Control Child Child Rear School Success Family Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul R. Florin
    • 1
  • Paul R. Dokecki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Human DevelopmentGeorge Peabody College of Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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