3430.0 Communication Channels for Parents and their Children

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
This session will examine several ways in which parents and adults can influence a childʼs health. The topics to be discussed include intergenerational communication, peer-to-peer communication, autism, nutrition, and media literacy.
Session Objectives: 1. Understand the methods in which adults can influence child health behaviors 2. Learn how health communication theory can be applied to develop more effective campaign messages

4:30 PM
Communicating about Risky Behaviors: African American and Hispanic/Latino Parents and Daughters
Clarese C. Astrin, PhD, Paula Panissidi, MHS, Henrietta Terry, MS, Adrienne Smith, PhD and Jonelle Rowe, MD
4:45 PM
Mediating role of partner communication skills on HIV/STD-associated risk behaviors in African American female adolescents with high depressive symptomatology
Jessica Sales, PhD, Ralph DiClemente, PhD, Gina M. Wingood, ScD MPH, Eve Rose, MSPH, Colleen P. Crittenden Murray, DrPH and Joshua Spitalnick, PhD
5:00 PM
CDC's “Learn the Signs. Act Early” campaign: Applying health communication theory to move parents from fear to action
Christine Prue, PhD, Katherine Lyon Daniel, PhD, Jana Thomas, MPA, Melissa Kraus Taylor, MA and Monica B. Scales, PhD
5:15 PM
Getting the message right for tweens and their parents! Qualitative methods to inform development of strategies to communicate healthy eating messages
Barbara Polhamus, PhD, MPH, Genevieve Polk, MPH, Reba Griffith, MPH, Junette McWilliams and Ronne Ostby-Malling, MA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing