ERIC Number: ED183282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Programming in Residential Child Care: A Training Experience for Child Care Workers.
The purpose of this module is to present a training experience for child care workers which focuses on the therapeutic aspect of their work--that aspect involving growth-stimulating experiences for the children. Programming is discussed in three ways: analysis of activities, therapeutic activity programming, and cottage programming. All three ways are discussed in terms of training objectives, time, setting, materials, background, the role of the trainer, small and large group activity, and use of lecture for training. Part I additionally covers the following aspects of activity analysis: uses of activity analysis, important aspects of activities, its relation to other concepts and fields, individual differences in children and activity planning, and group factors. Part II discusses the importance of play, minimizing and maximizing therapeutic stretegies, and developmental areas supported by such strategies. Part III discusses the therapeutic dimensions of daily cottage routines, the tasks embedded in everyday routines, transition times between routines, how to describe problems occurring within daily routines and how to handle them. The appendix includes a sample agenda of sessions for assessing training needs. (Author/SS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. School of Social Welfare.