ERIC Number: ED252806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Parent Education Center.
Edgington, Bradley L.; Murdock, Evelyn S.
Based on the philosophy that parents need assistance in dealing with family changes and deteriorating family life, the Jordan Family Education Center (JFEC) was established in 1979 in Midvale, Utah to meet the mental health needs of families and children in the district. The center was committed to the philosophy that parents should be involved in their children's educational experience. Over 60 school psychologists provided services, and 20 classes were held during the first year. Day and evening services now include counseling, educational classes, and provision of library materials. The goals of the center are to provide inservice training on parenting skills and individual, family, or parent counseling; and to train and improve the skills of staff psychologists. A director and an advisory board head the center. The JFEC also provides seminars and workshops to clubs and church groups on an assortment of issues. Statistics show an increase in the number of people involved in the program, with levelling off occurring in 1983-84. Participation in education classes is the primary area of growth. The JFEC provides support, reinforcement, and strength to families seeking to preserve family structure. (BH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists (16th, Philadelphia, PA, April 18-21, 1984).