ERIC Number: ED244452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Working with Parents of Adolescents Identified as Emotionally or Behaviorally Disordered.
McDowell, Richard L.
The paper considers the nature of support and counseling needed by parents of emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered adolescents. Seven potential areas of conflict for the adolescent are identified and explained with the intention of providing parents with greater understanding of their children's lives. Crises are explained to include conflict areas of status, identity, independence, relationships, sex, values, and decision-making. Suggestions are given for reacting to each crisis area, and the overwhelming importance of communication between parent and child is stressed. Parent training materials are identified, and professionals are urged to treat parents and their children with respect. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p24-35. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463). Best copy available.