ERIC Number: ED215514
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Support Group Training Manual. TOPS Program: A School/Mental Health Cooperative.
Loewenstein, Arline; And Others
The second of two reports on the TOPS Program (Teaching Outreach Prevention School), a group work approach for emotionally disturbed elementary students, describes TOPS' parent training and support groups. Reasons for parent groups are discussed, particularly for parents of children with emotional handicaps. Techniques for motivating parents are noted, including providing opportunity for information sharing and suggestion giving. The thrust of the approach is said to be allowing parents to understand their child's behavior patterns and to help them handle the problems. Objectives and goals of parent training are presented along with the agenda for six sessions which focus on discipline, behavior management, and assertiveness training. Appended is a paper by S. Berkowitz, "ABC's of Behavior Modification." (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Innovation and Development.
Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.