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ERIC Number: ED138373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Facilitating Growth for All the Family in the Adjustment to a Newborn.
Wandersman, Lois Pall; Wandersman, Abraham
This document reports on the Family Development Project which is aimed at developing a systematic model of parenting support for new families and evaluating its effects on family development. Parenting groups of six to ten couples begin meeting about six to eight weeks after delivery and meet weekly for six weeks, then monthly for four more sessions. Group leaders (a male-female team trained in leadership and experienced in parenting) integrate direct teaching of child development information with informal discussion and sharing of experiences. Each meeting focuses on a topic of interest related to both adult and infant development (such as initial adjustment to the baby, infant care, husband and wife relationship after the baby). The goals, assumptions, and techniques of the parenting groups are described and are illustrated with a description of one of the sessions. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Professions Education and Manpower Training.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Conference on Family Relationships (New York, New York, October, 1976)