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ERIC Number: ED217993
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Self-Help Learning Group on Child Care and Homemaking for Recently Divorced Fathers: A Case Study.
Edwards, Dan W.
To empirically verify the usefulness of self-help approaches to coping with life problems and to help meet the needs of single fathers who had custody of their children, a self-help group composed of seven recently divorced fathers was formed. All seven participants were receiving individual counseling for various psychological problems they were experiencing as a result of divorce. In one group meeting participants identified what they would like to learn about in the areas of child rearing and homemaking. Fathers were then asked to rate each of the areas with regard to how serious each problem or concern was for them. The group met on a weekly basis over an 8-week period for approximately 2 hours each time. Pre- and post-intervention comparisons were made of each participants' rating of his own concern or difficulty with child rearing and homemaking. Findings suggest that participation in a self-help learning group may effectively help recently divorced fathers who have custody of their children. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A