Journal of Children's Services
This is an interesting book for any practitioner or student seeking an overview of current debates about parenting young people and of initiatives undertaken by the TSA in this field. For any professional contemplating providing a service for parents of young people this is a useful and informative starting point.
Professional Social Work
The field of parenting is at an exciting stage of growth and development... This will be an interesting and useful book to those working with both parents and young people.
Children & Young People Now
I would refer to this text when considering how best to support parents of adolescents in any setting, but most of all it is useful for advising on partnership working with schools. The Book will no doubt help workers to avoid pitfalls, improve and share practice and, ultimately, secure better outcomes for parents, teenagers, families, schools and communities
The first part looks at the latest research trends in the field, and includes chapters on monitoring and supervision techniques with parents, team parenting approaches in foster care, how to communicate to children about alcohol use, and a consideration of parents' needs during their child's transition from primary to secondary school. The second half of the book illustrates approaches that seek to work with parents facing some of these difficult challenges, and sets out some very interesting techniques, including how to engage schools in parental support, using newsletters and IT-based approaches, engaging the young people themselves in parenting programmes, and setting up parent-to-parent mentor schemes... For the child mental health professional seeking actually to apply some of these creative approaches to working with parents, it will prove an invaluable addition to the library shelf- as well as providing an up-to-date revision of the latest trends in both theory and practice.
The book draws from many years of fascinating research projects carried out by the Trust, and offers clear insight into their findings. Divided into four parts the book offers guidelines, particularly for professionals working with parents and families, of best practice in various areas of working with parents of young people... The editors concede that what might be a good idea on paper may not be as simple as it might first appear, and for this reason their research is invaluable to anyone about to embark, or currently reviewing their strategy or policy, on working with families. After reading this book I have become interested in the Trust for the Study of Adolescence and can see that their research is of huge importance and value to our modern day society. Hats off to them.
The text reports findings from new research about the parents of young people and new ways of working with parents. It offers a wide range of professionals working with parents and families a range of approaches to conducting such work, and discusses the effectiveness of techniques such as parent mentoring and involving young people in parentiing programs.