ERIC Number: ED234288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
EN-ACT: Black Women's Identity in Action. A Facilitator's Workshop Manual.
Coe, Sherri N.; Morgan, Rosalind A.
This workshop manual is intended for use by counselors, psychologists, and community and social workers. It may be used as an adult developmental activity, for black women 18 or older, at the secondary and post-secondary levels, as part of a women's cultural studies program, or as a continuing education offering. Chapter 1 of the manual provides a discussion of EN-ACT meanings and goals, and its conceptual foundations, and gives instructions on how to use the manual. Chapter 2, "Facilitating the Group Experience," describes the facilitator role and responsibilities; reviews the basic communication skills of attending, listening, and responding; and examines the didactic and experiential characteristics of the group experience in light of workshop goals. Chapter 3 presents the workshop's three modules in detail. Module 1, "Enabling," focuses on the historical and cultural forces in the black woman's experience and attempts to prepare the way for change through stimulating cognitive and behavioral awareness. Module 2, "Actualizing," addresses the black woman's socialization process, and moves toward modification of personal and cultural awareness. Module 3, "Activating," focuses on the participants' unique qualities and goals and seeks stabilization of awareness and a strengthening of positive attitudes. The format for the modules provides complete facilitator directions and narrative, and all necessary participant materials and handouts. Chapter 4 provides suggestions for particular circumstances, contingency plans, and options. Chapter 5 includes guidelines for adapting the workshop to individual settings, and ideas for follow-up and evaluation. The appendices provide the workshop readings and a list of resources. A bibliography is also included. (MCF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago State Univ., IL. Center for Woman's Identity Studies.