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Published: 27 February 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780199739028

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Parenting and Teen Drug Use

The Most Recent Findings from Research, Prevention, and Treatment

Edited by Lawrence M. Scheier and William B. Hansen

  • Provides an overview of parental influences of intergenerational transmission of drug use, including genetics, behavioral modeling, and socialization
  • Highlights subtle reciprocal influences between parent and child and how they contribute to negative developmental outcomes including drug use
  • Discusses hallmark features of youth development including identity formation, psychological autonomy, parent-child communication, parental and peer support mechanisms and ways these can influence both anti- and pro-social behavior
  • Examines the latest in family-based prevention programs, paying particular attention to what makes certain programs "evidence-based" and how they incorporate the latest in drug research and family-based theories of behavior change
  • Reviews therapeutic goals of treatment, assessment strategies for youth entering treatment, the process of empowering youth, and the salient goals of treatment for high-risk youth
  • Reinforces the important role of parents and home environment as they influence positive youth adaptation

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