Parenting Styles Among Substance & Non Substance Abusing Mothers, Williams, Angela, Aprn Edd, 9783639092752


Over the past years there has been an escalation in foster care placements and parents being accused of abusing and or neglecting their child or children. In most of the cases substance use was identified as the primary contributing factor. This book examined the differences in parenting styles between substance abusing parents and non-substance abusing parents. This quantitative study determined if there was a significant difference in styles of parenting between both groups. The study consisted of (151) female participants, 76 (substance abusers) and 75 (non- substance abusers). Each participant completed a questionnaire consisting of 4 scales. The rationale and purpose of this book is to provide empirical data and more insight for professionals in the social service, human service and child welfare field regarding the association between parenting styles and substance abuse. This book therefore, is to help identify potential at risk families and provide the appropriate interventions, to help minimize the risk of harm to a child, while reducing foster care placement. Dr Wynn is a PhD graduate of Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 years of experience in the field. Dr. Wynn currently lives in New York with her husband Theodore Lauer and daughter Rhiannon.

Additional information


Page Number