This edition includes the earlier book's classic content on the rationale, assumptions, history, and evolution of group parent education, as well as the conceptual frameworks for understanding group dynamics and the role of the group leader. It builds on this foundation with new resources and service delivery models. It introduces a continuum of parent education services in a conceptual framework from prevention to intervention, and focuses on relationship-building between the parent educator and parents. It also examines common issues and challenges in the parent educator role.
Designed to serve as a core textbook for parent and family life education classes, Parent Education incorporates new activities related to the content, along with video examples and discussion prompts. It is ideal for upper division and graduate level courses in parent education, social work, nursing, mental health, and early childhood education.
Heather Cline, Lecturer/Coordinator in the Department of Family Social Science at University of Minnesota