ERIC Number: ED161515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Foster Parent Training Project: Course Outlines. (Revised Edition).
Ryan, Patricia; And Others
These course outlines were prepared for project instructors involved in training foster parents. The courses are designed for a 24-hour discussion format. Each course outline provides a statement of general objectives, a list of specific goals to be achieved in the course, important points to be emphasized and suggested activities and reading materials for trainees and instructors. Useful multi-media materials are also listed. Course outlines deal with the following areas: the role of foster parenting and the problems of separation; the place of the natural family, the foster family, and the ideal (fantasy) family in the child's emotional development; fostering infants, preschool, school-age, and teenage children; guiding the sexual development of the foster child; fostering the mentally retarded, the physically handicapped, the emotionally disturbed, and the battered and abused child; handling lying, dishonesty, and disruptive behavior; communicating and working with professionals and natural families; helping foster, adoptive and biological children cope together as a family; and the role of the foster parents in assessing and planning for the child's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. An instructor's manual which discusses teaching philosophy and discussion techniques is also available. (CM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Child Abuse, Child Development, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Emotional Development, Foster Children, Foster Family, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Training
Foster Parent Education Program, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Studies of Metropolitan Problems.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.