ERIC Number: ED209857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Parent Aides in Child Abuse and Neglect Programs. The User Manual Series.
Gifford, Carla D.; And Others
The manual provides information needed to recruit, train, and supervise parent aides to work with abusive and neglectful parents. The manual considers the goals and objectives of the program; the roles and responsibilities of professionals and paraprofessionals; and the recruitment, screening, and matching process; and guidelines for training, ongoing supervision, and program evaluation. Chapters cover the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses); nature of a parent aide program (goals, objectives, and roles and responsibilities); parent aide/client relationship (development of the relationship, transition period, partial dependency, independence, and termination); program development; program implementation (recruitment, screening, referral, and matching process); training (behavioral objectives for such areas as dynamics of child abuse and neglect, emotional and physical development of the child, discipline versus punishment, and communication skills); and supervision, inservice training, and evaluation. Appended are sample application and contract forms, a listing of regional child abuse and neglect resource centers, a chart showing forces affecting parent-child interactions, suggested program evaluation procedures, and two sample handouts for the training program. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Emotional Adjustment, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Education, Program Development, Training
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner (E.J.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see EC 140 372.