Partners in Parenting
A DATAR/First Choice Treatment Manual
About this manual
Partners in Parenting focuses on the identified concerns of recovering parents and encourages learning and skill-building in key areas such as parent-child communication, developmental expectancies, guidance and discipline, problem solving, and self-care. The manual contains materials for an 8-session structured workshop that allows participants to practice parenting strategies and discuss their experiences with others. The comprehensive outlines for each session provide lecture notes, discussion questions, exercises and activities, and handouts. The appendix section contains useful reprints of parenting articles and child development information, plus a list of Web sites likely to be of interest to parents and counselors. The manual is being piloted and evaluated at a residential substance abuse program for women and their children (see the Women & Children Project).
This manual was developed as part of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Grant 1HD8TI11119-01007, The Salvation Army First Choice Program for Drug-Addicted Women with Children, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Grant DA06162-06A1, Improving Drug Abuse Treatment Assessment and Research (DATAR-Phase 2).
The Partners in Parenting training module and all related data collection forms may be freely used for personal, educational, research, and/or information purposes only. Permission is hereby granted to reproduce and distribute copies of content material (unless otherwise noted) for nonprofit educational and nonprofit library purposes, provided that copies are distributed at or below costs and that credit for author and source are included on each copy. No part of any material may be copied, downloaded, stored in a retrieval system, or redistributed for any commercial purpose without the expressed written permission of Texas Christian University.
Recommended Citation: Bartholomew, N. G.,
Knight, D. K., Chatham, L. R., & Simpson, D. D. (2000). Partners
in Parenting. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, Institute
of Behavioral Research. Available: Lighthouse Institute Publications,
720 West Chestnut Street, Bloomington, IL 61701 (Phone toll-free: 888-547-8271)
and the IBR Web site: www.ibr.tcu.edu.
Printed copies of Partners in Parenting are available through
Lighthouse Institute, a nonprofit division of Chestnut Health Systems
in Bloomington, Illinois. Price per manual is $25,
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The entire Parenting Manual or sections of the manual are available to download in Adobe® Acrobat® Portable Document Format (PDF) free of charge. Before starting the download process, we recommend you look over the following:
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The entire manual in 1 file:
PDF; 6307KB / 315 pages (Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Ideas for Using This Manual, Sessions 1-8 with handouts, Resources, References, Pre & Post Questionnaire, Appendix of Supplemental Reading Materials, and session dividers)
Sample of the manual:
PDF; 375KB / 33 pages (Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction, Ideas for Using This Manual, and Session 1 of Partners in Parenting)
The manual in separate files by section:
Cover - Ideas for Using This Manual
(PDF; 44KB / 13 pages)
Session 1 -- Building a Partnership
(PDF; 494KB / 20 pages)
Session 2 -- Child Development
(PDF; 373KB / 32 pages)
Session 3 -- Family Communication: Active Listening
(PDF; 335KB / 21 pages)
Session 4 -- Family Communication: Building Understanding
(PDF; 382KB / 26 pages)
Session 5 -- Helping Children Behave
(PDF; 227KB / 21 pages)
Session 6 -- Sensible Discipline
(PDF; 402KB / 21 pages)
Session 7 -- Self-Care for Parents
(PDF; 305KB / 22 pages)
Session 8 -- Tomorrow and Beyond
(PDF; 232KB / 20 pages)
Resources, References, and Questionnaire
(PDF; 77KB / 9 pages)
Appendix -- Supplemental Reading Materials
(PDF; 3055KB / 98 pages)
Section dividers (PDF; 347KB / 11 pages)
Partners in Parenting is featured in the newsletter, Research Summary: Focus on Intervention Manuals for Counselors. (PDF; 99KB / 4 pages)
Knight, D. K., Hood, P. E., Logan, S. M., & Chatham, L. R. (1999). Residential treatment for women with dependent child: One agency's approach. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 31(4), 339-351. [Abstract]
Knight, D. K., Logan, S. M., & Simpson, D. D. (2001). Predictors of program completion for women in residential substance abuse treatment. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 27(l), 1-18. [Abstract]
Hood., P., Knight, D. K., & Logan, S. M. (2003). Mutually beneficial collaboration: Using evaluation to improve service delivery. Lessons learned: Residential substance abuse treatment for women and their children (DHHS Publication No. SMA 03-3787). Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
Knight, D. K., Bartholomew, N. G., & Simpson, D. D. (2007). An exploratory study of “Partners in Parenting” within two substance abuse treatment programs for women. Psychological Services, 4(4), 262-276. [Abstract]