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Parent Education as Early Childhood Intervention: Emerging Directions in Theory, Research, and Practice: Annual Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology, Vol. 3

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This book provides chapters on emerging ideas in parent-child early intervention, including chapters on topics such as parental empowerment, the Syracuse University Family Development Research Program, adolescent mother participation in support programs, early interventions with handicapped and developmentally at-risk children, family support program design in high-risk communities, the role of research in innovation, and challenges in the design and evaluation of parent-child intervention programs.


This book is the third volume in the Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology series, which has the mission of presenting research reports and concept papers dealing with applied developmental issues. The purpose of this volume is to expand readers’ understanding of the use of parent education in early childhood intervention programs, and to provide a theoretical and empirical basis for clarifying the issues and identifying directions in the scope, design, and evaluation of early intervention aimed at parents of at-risk children. This book presents research and experience reports from six prominent parent-child intervention programs to accomplish the following goals: to examine research and theoretical frameworks of parent-focused interventions; to report research on program effects and variations in program utilization; and to identify and analyze issues in the development and implementation of parent programs.

Date Published: January 1, 1988