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With the Pathways to Competence parenting program, early childhood professionals can help parents understand child behavior and take an active, positive role in guiding their children’s social-emotional development. Covering the same areas as the book, this manual-and-CD set shows you how to set up, lead, and evaluate a successful parenting program for parents of children from birth to age 7. Ideal for use in a wide range of settings and programs — including mental health centers, early intervention programs, family service agencies, home visiting programs, family counseling sessions, pediatric practice, and child protection agencies — this one-of-a-kind program is
Proven effective. Field-tested for ten years with hundreds of parents, this program has proved highly successful in improving child behavior (details on field testing are included in the manual).
Hands-on and practical. Professionals will learn how to lead lively role-plays on key issues like communication and negotiation, group discussions of parenting challenges, group activities and exercises that help parents understand their own parenting behavior and how to help their child, and family of origin activities that encourage parents to reflect on how they were parented.
Affordable. You and your staff members will get materials that can be used to head a parenting group over 10, 15, or 20 weeks, including a CD-ROM of instructions and photocopiable handouts — and it’s less expensive than other programs that cover a shorter amount of time.
Versatile. Professionals can cover all of the topics or select the most helpful ones, and the program is appropriate for use with many different populations, such as parents of aggressive and noncompliant children, mothers who have experienced spousal abuse, and motivated parents interested in learning more about child development. The program can also be used effectively with individual families.
Everything your staff members need to conduct a Pathways to Competence Parenting Group is here, including complete instructions on structuring and leading sessions, tips on solving common problems, all the photocopiable parent handouts and activities (easy to print from the included CD-ROM), and guidelines for program evaluation and assessment. With this engaging and effective program, early childhood professionals will help parents strengthen their relationships with their children and foster the healthy social-emotional development children need to manage life’s challenges.
Table of Contents:
Pathways to Competence Parenting Program: Introduction and Overview
Underlying Theoretical Constructs
Program Objectives, Approaches, and Strategies
Effectiveness of the Program
Setting Up a Pathways to Competence Group
Overall Plan for the Group
Measures for Evaluating a Pathways to Competence Group
The Pathways to Competence for Young Children Parenting Program: Guidelines for Group Leaders
Step 1: The First Week: Introduction, Understanding Development and Temperament
Step 2: Developing Body Control and a Positive Body Image
Step 3: Developing a Secure Attachment
Step 4: Encouraging Pretend Play, Imagination and Symbolization Step 5: Encouraging Language and Communication
Step 6: Laying a Foundation for Positive Self-Esteem
Step 7: Teaching Self Regulation, Morality and a Sense of Conscience
Step 8: Encouraging Emotion Regulation and Coping with Heightened Levels of Emotions
Step 9: Encouraging Concentration, Planning, and Problem-Solving
Step 10: Encouraging Social Competence, Empathy, and Caring Behavior
Step 1: The First Week: Introduction, Understanding Development and Temperament: Handouts
Step 2: Developing Body Control and a Positive Body Image: Handouts
Step 3: Developing a Secure Attachment: Handouts
Step 4: Encouraging Pretend Play, Imagination and Symbolization: Handouts
Step 5: Encouraging Language and Communication: Handouts
Step 6: Laying a Foundation for Positive Self-Esteem: Handouts
Step 7: Teaching Self Regulation, Morality and a Sense of Conscience: Handouts
Step 8: Encouraging Emotion Regulation: Handouts
Step 9: Encouraging Concentration, Planning, and Problem-Solving: Handouts