5131.0 Parents: Role models or risk factors?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Parental attitudes and behaviors can promote or detract from their children's health. Interventions aimed solely at children often fail when parents fail to provide a supportive environment. This session provides examples of studies and programs examining the role of parents both as protective and risk factors on child health.
Session Objectives: 1. Discuss the parental role in promoting health. 2. Describe ways in which parents' attitudes and behaviors place their children at risk.
Lucy Annang, PhD, MPH

Changes in rural parents' vaccination-related attitudes and intention to vaccinate middle and high school children against influenza following influenza vaccination intervention
Jessica Sales, PhD, Julia Painter, PhD, MPH, Karen Pazol, PhD, Lisa Gargano, PhD, LaDawna Jones, MPH, Walter Orenstein, MD, James Hughes, MD and Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD
An examination of the use of food and physical activity as reinforcers by parents of normal weight and overweight children
Molly Matthews, MS, Emily Murphy, PhD, Christa Ice, PhD, William A. Neal, MD and Lesley A. Cottrell, PhD
Improving parent-child sexual health communication among Hispanics
Sheetal Malhotra, MBBS, MS, Diane M. Santa Maria, MSN APRN-BC, Hilda M. Chavarria, BS and Katherine Hendricks, MD, MPH&TM

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, School Health Education and Services, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)