ERIC Number: ED242174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Peer Support as a Mediator in Stress Reduction for Parents of Children with Disabilities.
Peer support can be helpful in reducing the stress involved in giving birth to and raising a child with handicaps. A peer support group can help meet the parents' needs for information, emotional support, and ways to connect with social/health systems components. To be successful, a peer support system should be led by parents, have access to professional support, teach special skills such as active listening, be sanctioned by the medical community, have a paid staff, and operate under an umbrella agency. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Montana Symposium on Early Education and the Exceptional Child (4th, billings, MT, April 27-29, 1983); see EC 162 142.