Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams. It addresses the practical issues of how to assess and provide support for parents and covers all aspects of the field, including parenting orders, the use of the parent advisor model, setting up a parenting teenagers group, involving fathers as well as mothers of teenagers and working with ethnic minorities. Examining the conflicting needs of young people and their parents and how best to address them, this book is an essential resource for all those working to support the parents of teenagers.
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