ERIC Number: ED229927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Helping Parents "Group."
Bell, Catherine; And Others
A home based project serving special needs children 0 to 5 years old in a rural area developed a mothers' group designed to increase parents' self esteem, decrease their isolation, and provide more information about their child's development. An introductory section outlines general assumptions of the group and describes a sequence of activities to help parents become involved and build trust among group members. Motivating and restraining factors involved in group membership are considered. Leadership influences and techniques are suggested. Evaluation and scheduling concerns; activity plans used in the group to enhance parents' self esteem; parenting skills (including discipline, observation, listening, and preventive health measures); and nutrition competence are briefly examined. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child and Youth Board of Washington County, Machias, ME.
Note: Developed and distributed by the Washington County Children's Program Outreach Project. For related documents, see EC 151 921-927.