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ERIC Number: ED143960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-19
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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An At-Home Rehabilitation Program for Families of Women Alcoholics.
Majchrzak, Shirley
The family is the basic physical and emotional support system in American society. Dysfunction of a family member may reflect family dysfunction and certainly affects the well-being of other family members. Disturbances in the mother can have profound effects on family functioning and child development, as mothers bear most of the responsibility for care of children and household management. Alcoholic women living with their children are recognized as a treatment population needing special environmental support as part of their recovery. The training of paraprofessional service providers who work with the family at their own home on a full-time basis can provide valid and needed services. These helpers are trained to engage in activities ranging from childcare and household tasks to motivating family members to learn and apply problem solving techniques, while helping the mother through a treatment program for her alcoholism. The services are short-term and crisis oriented, designed to help all family members develop long-term therapeutic programs utilizing community facilities. This technique has shown positive results in an independent evaluation, and can be replicated in other populations with family crisis problems. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Guidance and Counseling Association (Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1976)