ERIC Number: ED024862
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
A Three Year Project of Training of Social Workers in Parent Group Education Leadership, 1963-64-65. Terminal Progress Report.
Child Study Association of America, Inc., New York, NY.
The three year project which trained social caseworkers for Parent Group Education Leadership was sponsored by the Child Study Association (responsible for training), and the Family Service Association of America which acted as an intermediary between various family agencies involved. The first year three-week training session emphasized the psychology of stages of development, while the second year emphasized discipline and Anna Freud's concept of transitional habits and objects. Trainees, parent groups, and agency administrators completed background, attitude, personality, and rating forms to continuously evaluate program and trainee progress. Various media were used to interest parents in classes. Participating parents felt positively about the class experience, and low income groups seemed to profit the most. Analysis of trainee testing data suggest that those who had the highest final rating were those who seemed to have changed the least during the training process. The majority of social agencies felt that parent education would remain a permanent part of the agency. (ENABLE, a low income parent education program and outgrowth of this project, is described.) (pt)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Child Study Association of America, Inc., New York, NY.