ERIC Number: ED337726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Helping Dysfunctional Recovering Drug-Addicted Mothers To Build Healthy Families by Enhancing Parenting Skills and Providing Opportunities for Bonding.
Wilson, Nan Kelly
This practicum was designed to enhance the parenting skills of drug-addicted recovering women (N=8) and to give opportunities for successful family experiences in a half-way house setting. A curriculum was developed, weekly group meetings were held, guest speakers were presented, mothers were assisted with individual problems, and the program was evaluated. The Walker Problem Behavior Identification Checklist and the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting Workshop were used. The recovering mothers were encouraged to view completion of activities and the parenting class as part of their extended recovery program, and were monitored by the addiction professionals and resident managers regarding their participation in the program. Family members residing outside the recovery houses and church members provided many wholesome activities for the families to join. They also provided equipment and funds for activities the mothers carried out on their own. The average number of assignments completed for mothers who were in the program for less than the 8-month implementation program was 78%; for women in the program for the entire implementation program the completion rate was 86%. Mothers participated in successful family experiences 89% of the time. The largest decrease in score on the Walker Program Behavior Identification Checklist was 12%. All of the women who completed an evaluation reported feelings of higher value as a parent. (LLL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Identifiers: Dysfunctional Families
Note: Doctoral practicum report, Nova University.