James House BEST Proactive Parenting Programme: experiences of South African parents

Resumo

The parent-child relationship often becomes challenging during the period of adolescence and it is community-based organisations, which take on the role of educating parents to improve the parent-adolescent relationship. The contribution of these interventions or programmes is not documented in South Africa. The James House BEST Proactive Parenting Programme prepares parents to manage the challenging behaviours of their adolescents. This was a qualitative study exploring the experiences of 24 parents living in at-risk resource-constrained communities who had attended the training workshops. Four themes emerged from the data (a) experiences of attending the proactive parenting workshops; (b) meaning of being a parent; (c) approaches to parenting and (d) the role of the father. In general, parents had a very positive experience and found that their relationships with their adolescents had improved. In particular, the results suggest that children require parental support, guidance, and parental involvement.

Biografia do Autor

Zainab Kader, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo - Vitória (ES)
Possui graduação em Serviço Social pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (1982), graduação em História pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (1989), mestrado em Psicologia pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (1995) e doutorado em Psicologia Social pela Universidade de São Paulo (2001). Atualmente é professor associado II da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Tem experiência na área de Serviço Social, com ênfase em Política Social, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: política pública, política social, alcoolismo, politica social e dependência química.
Nicolette V Roman, University of the Western Cape
Professor (Centre of Interdisciplinary Studies of Children, Families and Communities)
Publicado
2019-04-30
Como Citar
Kader, Z., & Roman, N. V. (2019). James House BEST Proactive Parenting Programme: experiences of South African parents. Argumentum, 11(1), 213-229. https://doi.org/10.18315/argumentum.v11i1.21853