Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Parent-Child Relationship A. Partnering with Parents B. Parental Qualities that Impact the Parent-Child Relationship C. A Model for Future Relationships D. Let’s Review: First Steps for Traci E. Section Summary Section 3: Family Diversity A. Family Configurations B. Working with Adoptive Parents C. Working with Foster Parents D. Culture and Parenting E. Let’s Review: Meet the Grant Family F. Section Summary Section 4: Theoretical Perspectives A. Early Behavioral Theories B. A Note About Reinforcement C. Social Learning Theory: The Role of Social Context D. Attachment Theory: The Role of Caregiver Responsiveness E. Risk and Resilience F. Fostering Resilience G. Review: Meet Johanna H. Section Summary SECTION 5: Parenting Behavior Styles A. An Overview of Parenting Styles B. Baumrind’s Typology: Four Parenting Styles C. Dimensions of Parenting D. Authoritarian Versus Authoritative E. Parenting Style Impacts Child Development F. Applying the Parenting Styles Typology G. Can Detachment Help Children Grow? H. Let’s Review: Tabitha’s Parenting Style I. Section Summary Section 6: Genes and Temperament A. The Impact of Temperament B. Recent Findings on Temperament C. Genetic Influences on Parenting D. Let’s Review E. Section Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks
Dr. Carol Grace Hurst is Associate Professor & Social Work Program Director, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. She holds PhD and MSW degrees in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Virginia. Dr. Hurst’s years in clinical practice focused on children, youth, and families from a predominantly family systems’ perspective. She believes in the power of attachment, love, and deep spirituality to anchor resilience as families together face life challenges. Dr. Hurst’s research and writing collaborations have focused on clinical supervision, boundaries management, and parenting concerns like quality child care and infant feeding. Dr. Hurst holds expertise in early childhood and parenting, as well as clinical supervision. She has a special interest in preparing clinicians for respectful practice to enhance parenting performance. Previously, Dr. Hurst taught theory, practice, and field courses as an adjunct instructor of Social Work with Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. Dr. Hurst also served as a national service line leader for clinical supervision within the Corporate University of Providence Service Corporation, the training division of the company, where she served as Director of Continuing Education from 2010-2014. Disclosure: Carol Hurst, PhD, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Instructor: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.