Also known as the SIPA Project, the Adolescent Parenting Stress Project is intended to examine the stresses experienced by parents with children ages 11-19. Our primary task for the past three years has been the development and testing of the Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (SIPA). This instrument (1998, PAR Publishers) explores the four-dimensional stresses experienced by parents. It measures parents’ perceived stress from their adolescent child, their experience of parenting, the relationship between the child and themselves, and outside life stressors. The project is now using this measure to explore the relationships between parenting stress and a variety of variables such as gender, social support, and clinical experiences and outcomes. Contact Peter Sheras for more information.