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ERIC Number: ED082084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 17
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The Group Adoptive Study: A Seminar.
Wiehe, Vernon R.
This study examines the use of group methods in adoption practice. Already in use during intake and post-placement, group methods are now proving relevant in the adoptive study of applicant parents and in the improved knowledge and effectiveness of service delivery. In the form of a seminar for applicants, this adoptive study explores the following: (1) emotions; (2) purposes of the adoptive study; (3) the adoption worker; and (4) adoptive parents as distinguished from natural parents. Adoptive study serves a dual purpose: (1) preparation for adoptive parenthood; and (2) evaluation of applicant parents. An appropriate vehicle for attitudinal change, the group discussion method provides an opportunity for applicants to discuss their attitudes with other adoptive parents. The report includes an outline of the mechanics of group study and an assessment of the relative merits of an individual versus group approach. (Author/LAA)
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