ERIC Number: ED225075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-23
Reference Count: 0
Stress Management for Parents of Developmentally Disabled People.
Peterson, Rolf A.
This paper briefly reviews the two assumptions involved in the use of a stress management approach with parents of the developmentally disabled, i.e., that many parents are subject to high stress and that stress interferes with the person's functioning. A discussion of possible stressors and possible effects of stress are outlined, e.g., health problems, increased stress levels, and interpersonal behavior problems. Models of the circular events-stress chain and inappropriate response patterns are presented in diagrammatic form to further illustrate the effects of stress. A stress management program is presented along with self-report data from the follow-up questionnaire filled out by the group participants and the actual survey instrument. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Stress Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).