ERIC Number: ED229986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Training Surrogate Parents.
Miller, Susan A.
The role of surrogate parents in advocating for handicapped children whose parents or guardians are unknown or unavailable, or children who are wards of the state is discussed and a surrogate parent training program in South Dakota is described. The program provides 20 hours of instruction including lecture and large group discussion, small group discussion and problem solving, simulation activities, media presentations, programed learning through study books and self-instructional case studies, supplemental reading, and use of a resource manual. It was decided that, at least for the first year of the project, potential surrogate parents would be drawn from a pool of foster parents of handicapped children. Planned future dissemination activities include conference presentations, news releases, and brochures on the project. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Dakota; Surrogate Parents
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).