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Topics In Brief

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Key Resources


A Logic Model of Parent-Child Connectedness
This practical booklet, based on 3 years of research, identifies parent behaviors believed to be essential to establish, maintain and increase connectedness with teens as well as the factors that determine those behaviors. PDF Version

Parent-Child Connectedness: New Interventions for Teen Pregnancy Prevention
This book features interactive activities for adolescent reproductive health practitioners and parents to strengthen behaviors and determinants related to parent-child connectedness. PDF Version

Parent-Child Connectedness: Voices of African-American and Latino Parents and Teens
This book summarizes findings from an ETR focus group study conducted in 2004 with 135 African-American and Latino parents and teens living in low-income neighborhoods in California, Maryland, Florida and New York. PDF Version

Bound versions of these publications can be purchased at cost from the products catalog

PCC Bibliography

A full bibliography used for the PCC BRIDGE Project is available in ReCAPP's Current Research section.

Journal Articles

A list of some of the key resources we found during our search to better understand parent-child connectedness are listed below:

  • Barber, B.K. Hear Me, Understand Me, Love Me - Pleas to Parents from Adolescents Around the World. Address given to the World Family Policy Forum, Brigham Young University, Jan. 13, 99. Available on the web at:
  • Blum, R. W., Rinehart, P.M. (1997). Reducing the risk: Connections that make a difference in the lives of youth. Minneapolis, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota: 40.
  • Egeland, B. (1997). Risk and Resilience in Infants and Young Children. APA Symposium Developmental Studies of Risk and Protective Process: Prevention and Implications.
  • Miller, B. C. (1998). Families matter: A research synthesis of family influences on adolescent pregnancy. Washington DC: National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
  • Moore, K. A., Chalk R, Scarpa J, Vandivere, S. (2002). Family Strengths: Often Overlooked, but Real. Washington DC: Child Trends.
  • Resnick, M. D., P. S. Bearman, et al. (1997). Protecting adolescents from harm. Findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health. JAMA 278(10): 823-32.
  • Seligman, Martin. The Optimistic Child (1995) and Learned Optimism (1990). New York: Harper Collins.
  • Steinberg, L. The Role of the Family in Adolescent Development: Preventing Risk, Promoting Resilience. (Keynote presentation at the Children, Youth and Families at Risk Program Initiative, Cooperative Extension Service, USDA
  • , San Diego, March 22, 2001). Available on the web at:
  • Walsh, Froma. (1998). Strengthening Family Resilience. New York: The Guilford Press.