ERIC Number: ED254992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-11
Reference Count: 0
Supporting Extended Family Members (SEFAM) Program. An HCEEP Demonstration Project. Final Report, August 1, 1981-October 30, 1984.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.
The report documents the progress and accomplishments of the SEFAM (Supporting Extended Family Members) Program, which developed model programs for fathers, siblings, and grandparents. The first section summarizes staff efforts for five project objectives: (1) to develop, expand, test, and refine the pilot "Fathers and Infants/Toddlers" program to encompass fathers, siblings, and other members of handicapped young children's extended families in a replicable model program; (2) to coordinate model planning and development with personnel from the state education agency, public schools, community service organizations, and professionals from other disciplines; (3) to design and field test a curriculum using strategies for increasing family members' skills in coping with, interacting with, and educating their child with special needs, and in fostering a nurturing environment; (4) to develop field test, and refine products concerning the evolving and final model (including curriculum materials and assessment procedures); and (5) to disseminate information on the model to professional, governmental, and general audiences and to make available product materials and products. Extensive appended information (in Appendix A, the bulk of the document) includes "Supporting Fathers of Handicapped Young Children: Preliminary Findings of Program Effects" (P. F. Vadasy, et al.), "Fathers of Children with Handicaps: Developmental Trends in Fathers' Experiences over the Family Life Cycle" (D. J. Meyer), "Supports from Religious Organizations and Personal Beliefs" (R. R. Fewell), and"They Became a Substitute Family" (C. T. Moeller), the Father's Program on 32 fathers of handicapped children and a paper on developmental trends in fathers' experiences over the family life cycle. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.
Identifiers: Supporting Extended Family Members Program
Note: For Appendix B, Father's Program Handbook, see EC 172 045.