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ERIC Number: ED156933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 26
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A Didactic and Therapeutic Model of Intervention in Working with Adult Children of Aged Parents.
Brandwein, Carole; Postoff, Rena
The objective of this paper is to evaluate a model of intervention which can be easily developed and implemented in agencies that deal with multi-generational families. It is based on the realization that increases in the aged population highlight the need for supportive services to adult children. A sample of 35 adult children whose aged parents were awaiting admission into a long-term care facility convened for six weekly sessions. The program was designed to blend two modes of intervention: a therapeutic component and an educational one which provided pragmatic information. Results indicated that without exception group satisfaction was high. Therapeutically, this model provided members the opportunity to ventilate feelings, explore alternatives, and assess existing attitudes. On a didactic level, the learning gained helped participants understand the aging process, and facilitated effective use of community resources. The following implications emerged: the program is a good method for disseminating information and providing support to a population faced with common problems, and can be easily implemented in a wide variety of existing community settings. Further analysis is currently in progress to determine the effect of other variables on the coping ability of this population. (Author)
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