The parenting task: parent's concerns and where they would seek help

Akister, Jane and Johnson, Ken (2004) The parenting task: parent's concerns and where they would seek help. Journal of Family Social Work, 8 (2). pp. 53-64. ISSN 1540-4072

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Governments are concerned to promote positive parenting but it is difficult to know how and where to target the necessary support. How should we listen to the concerns expressed by parents themselves? Social work and health care professionals and those involved in developing parenting programmes tend to base their interventions on their experiences with families already in crisis. This paper reports on a survey of the views of two groups of parents: a community sample and a small group of parents involved in a young parent's project. Issues, which concern the parents, are identified as well as consideration of which agencies might be best placed to address these. Parents were most likely to approach their children's school or doctor for information, advice, or support. Parents were found to be reluctant to approach social work agencies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: parenting, family, supporting young parents
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 09:06
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 10:26

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