ERIC Number: ED216785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Single Mother's Resource Handbook.
Ferando, Annette; Newbert, David
Funded under the Women's Educational Equity Act, the Assertiveness Training Program for Single Mothers was offered to mothers with children enrolled in the Omaha Head Start and Parent-Child Center Programs. The 16-week long program, providing a total of 40 hours of training, covered a wide range of topics in addition to the initial workshops on assertiveness. Human sexuality, parenting skills, relaxation techniques, positive thinking, and community resources (e.g., law, housing, credit) were among the topics discussed. Basically, the original goals of the training were that participants would (1) gain a positive self-image, (2) recognize the alternatives available to them, (3) be able to express their needs and feelings to others, (4) take advantage of resources at their disposal, (5) implement in their own homes positive actions that would influence their children, and (6) acquire problem-solving skills that would enable them to make decisions and accept responsibility for their choices. Designed with other single mothers in mind and to include input from parents participating in the training program, contents of this handbook are organized under six topic headings: Being Assertive, Relaxing, Parenting, Being Positive, Sexuality, and Law/Your Rights. Each of the six brief articles provide suggestions, recommendations, and basic concepts, and are accompanied by photographs of mothers participating in the training and with their children. (RH)
Descriptors: Assertiveness, Laws, Mothers, One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Program Descriptions, Relaxation Training, Resource Materials, Self Concept, Sexuality, Skill Development
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Head Start Child Development Corp., Omaha, NE.