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ERIC Number: ED073824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 57
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A Narrative of Head Start Parents in Participant Groups.
Wohlford, Paul
Sensitivity training groups rarely have been conducted among people of low income. A modification of the laboratory training method, here called the "participant group method," was used with low-income Black parents of Head Start children to demonstrate under what conditions participant groups might be helpful to parents and their children. Eight different groups, each met twice a week for eight weeks within the context of either helping the child with language skills at home or helping the parents with their problems of child-rearing. Parent trainers worked in teams of two, including a mother from the community. Both fathers and mothers participated. Most groups succeeded in engaging the parents' participation in child-rearing or related discussions, as judged from the attendance and the group process data. In conclusion, the participant group method seems to be a very effective vehicle to deliver community-clinical psychological services directly to low-income parents for educational, remedial, and preventive functions regarding their preschool children. (Author)
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