Parents as Catalysts: Leveraging Parent-child Relationships to Promote Adolescent Health and Wellbeing in Diverse Families

Concurrent Sessions 1

Jennifer Doty, Amy Gowers, Barbara McMorris, Silvia Alvarez de Davila, G. Ali Hurtado; Discussant: Andrea Romero; Chair: Jennifer Doty

8:30 AM
9:45 AM
Salon 13
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  • Research
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  • Families & Health

About the Session

  • 109-01 - How Do Parents Promote Emotional Health? Perceived Parent-child Relationships, Self-awareness, Bullying, and internalizing Symptoms
    By Jennifer Doty, Amy Gowers, Barbara McMorris
  • 109-02 - Adaptation of a Parenting Program for Latino Parents to Address Nutrition: Focus on Process
    By Silvia Alvarez de Davila
  • 109-03 - Parenting Outcomes of a Multisite Intervention for Latino Families
    By G. Ali Hurtado;

Discussant: Andrea Romero
Chair: Jennifer Doty


A wealth of research has consistently shown that caring parent-child relationships are related to an array of healthy adolescent outcomes. Parent-based programs are among the most effective prevention programs and have demonstrated reductions in substance abuse, depression, obesity, and antisocial behavior. Implementing culturally sensitive parenting-based prevention for diverse families is a critical need to reduce health disparities and promote adolescent health. The purpose of the current symposium is to demonstrate how parent-child relationships can be leveraged to promote adolescent health in community settings among diverse families.


1. To demonstrate how parent-child relationships can be leveraged to address various adolescent health outcomes. 2. To illustrate parent-based prevention from development, to implementation, to evaluation. 3. To highlight the importance of adapting parent-programs for diverse families

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