ERIC Number: ED143306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Bibliotherapy for Children: Using Books and Other Media to Help Children Cope.
Weinstein, Stuart H.
Children are able to cope with a majority of problems of learning and growing; some problems, however, may require guidance and support. A technique available to all people, trained or untrained in counseling or guidance is bibliotherapy--a process of dynamic interaction between the personality of the reader and literature which may be used for personality assessment, adjustment, and growth. Many outstanding works written beginning in the 1950's have made it possible for the teacher, parent, health professional, and other individuals to help children cope via the use of media forms. Parents and teachers may also use many modern materials dealing with delicate or controversial subjects. When deciding on appropriate materials, one must consider the child's social maturity level, reading ability, and needs. Literature selection tools--i.e., bibliographies, book catalogs, and nonprint media catalogs--are described, and 33 references and addresses for nonprint media procedures and distributers are included. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual conference of the Health Education Media Association (Miami, Florida, April 1977)