ERIC Number: ED144694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Working with Children: A Program Prepared for a Residential Facility for Girls with Special Problems.
This guide is one of a series of Education for Parenthood manuals developed by the Salvation Army for use in programs to prepare teenagers for parenthood or for child care careers. This volume describes a course of study for troubled teenage girls in a residential treatment center. The program goal was to help the teenagers learn to deal with special problems, including the problem of relating to authority. Emphasis was on self-esteem, knowledge about children, use of community resources, and career and skill development. Practical experience in day care settings was provided, with the aim of modifying or controlling behavior as well as stimulating interest in child care career possibilities. Allowances and awards were used as motivational factors, and certificates were given to those who completed the course. In addition to a brief description of these provisions, the manual includes: (1) a two-page outline of course content; (2) suggestions for planning the initial program and for setting up sites for practical experience in day care settings; (3) a sample observation form and a work experience report form to be completed by teen participants; and (4) a list of resources. (BF)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents, Child Care, Curriculum Guides, Demonstration Programs, Leaders Guides, Parenthood Education, Residential Programs, Young Children, Youth Programs
The Salvation Army, 120 West 14th Street, New York, New York 10011 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Salvation Army. New York, NY.
Note: For related documents, see PS 009 498-509 and PS 009 511