Mothers: The Major Force in Preventing HIV/STD Risk Behaviors
The focus of this chapter is on mothers serving as protective factors against high-risk sexual behaviors for their adolescents. We present information about the scope of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among adolescents in the United States, followed by a discussion of the role of mothers and the impact of mothers’ influence on their adolescents’ high-risk sexual behaviors. We then present several innovative HIV-risk reduction interventions designed to include mothers as key agents in the fight against HIV in the adolescent population.
- Bradley EH, Webster TR, Baker D, Schlesinger M, Inouye SK, Barth MC, et al. Translating research into practice: speeding the adoption of innovative health care programs (2004). Available via the Commonwealth Fund http://www.cmwf.org. Cited 15 July 2009.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sexually transmitted disease surveillance 1995. Atlanta, GA: CDC; 1996.Google Scholar
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2004) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2003. MMWR, 53(SS-2):1–29. Atlanta, GA: CDC.Google Scholar
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2009) HIV/AIDS among Youth. Available via: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/youth.htm Cited 30 January 2009.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (2009) The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: what is the Magnitude? Available via: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/reports/hiv3rddecade/chapter2.htm#serious Cited January 30, 2009.
- Dancy BL. Focus on solutions: a community-based mother/daughter HIV risk reduction intervention. In: Gilbert DJ, Wright EM, editors. African American women and HIV/AIDS. Westport, CT: Praeger Publisher; 2003. p. 183–9.Google Scholar
- DiIorio C, Resnicow K, Denzmore P, Rogers-Tillman G, Wang DT, Dudley WN, et al. Keepin’ it R.E.A.L.! A mother-adolescent HIV prevention program. In: Pequegnat W, Szapocznik J, editors. Working with families in the era of AIDS (113–132). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2000.Google Scholar
- Fishbein M, Bandura A, Triandis HC, Kanfer FH, Becker MH, Middlestadt SE et al. (1992). Factors influencing behavior and behavior change: final report – Theorist’s workshop. Rockville, M.D.: NIMH. A slightly revised version of this report was published in Baum A, Revenson T, and Singer J (eds), (2000). Handbook of health psychology. N.J: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.Google Scholar
- Kirby D, Lepore G. A matrix of risk and protective factors affecting teen sexual behavior, pregnancy, childbearing and sexually transmitted disease. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates; 2007.Google Scholar
- Lezin N, Rolleri LA, Bean S, Taylor J. Parent-child connectedness: implications for research, interventions, and positive impacts on adolescent health. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates; 2004.Google Scholar
- McKay MM, Baptiste D, Coleman D, Madison S, Paikoff R, Scott R. In: Pequegnat W, Szapocznik J, editors. Working with families in the era of AIDS. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications; 2000.Google Scholar
- National Fatherhood Initiative SM. Family structure, father closeness and delinquency. Available via: http://www.fatherhood.org/download_files.asp?DownloadID=11 Cited November 13, 2008.
- Parsons T, Bales RF. Family, socialization, and interaction process. Glencoe, IL: Free Press; 1955.Google Scholar
- Penn State (2008, January 11). Divorce May Widen Distance Between Teens, Fathers. Science Daily. Available via: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080109094337.htm Cited 13 November 2008.
- Rolleri LA, Bean S, Ecker N. A logic model of parent-child connectedness: using the behavioral determinant-intervention (BDI) logic model to identify parent behaviors necessary for connectedness with teen children. Santa Cruz, CA: ETR Associates; 2006.Google Scholar
- Williams PB. HIV/AIDS case profile of African Americans: guidelines for ethnic-specific health promotion, education, and risk reduction activities for African Americans. Fam Commun Health. 2003;26(4):289–306.Google Scholar