ERIC Number: ED178309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Parenthood Option: A Manual for Professionals Helping People Decide Whether to Have Children or Remain Childfree.
Thoen, Gail A.
A workshop model specifically designed to help people decide whether to become parents or remain childfree is presented. A variety of tools, procedures, and skills, such as a scale to assess one's level of commitment to remaining childfree, are discussed. Desirable characteristics of the workshop facilitator, and the need for evaluation of the workshop and facilitator, are stressed. Application of the basic model to related settings, such as the classroom, social service agency and private practice, are outlined. Implications of the workshop model for strengthening family life education, and suggestions for further action are discussed. Suggestions for further reading and community resources are listed. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Family Planning, Life Style, Nonformal Education, Population Education, Population Growth, Sociocultural Patterns, Workshops
National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, 2010 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($6.00 plus $0.95 postage; Enclose check or money order)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Not available in hard copy due to copyright restrictions; Contains numerous colored pages which may not reproduce well ; Sponsored by the National Alliance for Optional Parenthood, Washington, D.C.