Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
First Reader/Committee Chair
Parent education classes offered at the Catholic Charities Organization of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties were the focus of this study. A pre-test and post-test design was utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the classes for parents receiving parent education classes. The hypothesis was directed towards parents who attended parent education classes that would show improvement in knowledge of instrumental parental skills and an increase in parent satisfaction. This included understanding parents awareness and knowledge of healthy emotional expression, which further positive communication, appropriate developmental methods of discipline for their children and utilizing the coping strategies learned to deal with parent stressors. Accountability for program outcomes makes this study valuable to social worker clinicians working with at-risk youth.
Armenta, Kristyne and Huerta, Janell Edith, "EFFECTIVENESS OF PARENTING CLASSES FOR PARENTS OF AT-RISK YOUTH" (2015). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 173.