Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Adolescent Research

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

3

Last Page

30

DOI

10.1177/0743558412447851

Abstract

This study’s purpose was to learn why some youth who participated in the Strong African American Families (SAAF) program increased alcohol use after 2 years whereas other youth did not. Using a sample of 28 African American caregiver-youth dyads, the authors collected qualitative data to explore these issues. Findings underscore the importance of caregivers’ practicing vigilant monitoring to keep their adolescents from experimenting with alcohol. Recommendations for limiting access to alcohol and encouraging vigilant parenting are discussed.

Comments

This is an author's accepted manuscript from Journal of Adolescent Research 28 (2013): 3–30, doi:10.1177/0743558412447851. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Sage

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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