ERIC Number: ED113063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Model for Low-Income and Chicano Parent Education. Final Report.
Sonquist, Hanne; And Others
Designed primarily for low-income Mexican American families, the program's goals were to: expand the mother's skill and knowledge of child rearing practices and their daily use; develop her self-confidence and perceived ability to influence her child's development; increase her skills in dealing with her institutional environment; nurture her involvement with and responsibility for the program; and expand her human relations skills and preventive mental health practices in dealing with her own and her family's needs and emotions. To best achieve these goals, a 3-faceted approach was initiated: a program for mothers, a children's program, and a service component. From January 1972 to June 1974, 126 mothers and 250 children participated in the program. The program was evaluated to identify the participants' social and demographic characteristics, their utilization of existing community resources, their attitudes toward the program, and the program's impact on the mothers' child rearing repertoire and self concepts. Some data were collected on a comparison group, consisting of mothers whose children participated in the 1972-73 and 1973-74 Headstart Program. Overall, it was found that mothers increased their participation and sense of responsibility at the Centro, had better resources and skills to solve their problems, and valued their child's and their own learning process. This report discusses the program's goals, progress, and evaluation. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara Family Care Center, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Santa Barbara)