ERIC Number: ED254993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
A Handbook for the Father's Program: How to Organize a Program for Fathers and Their Handicapped Children. [Appendix B].
Meyer, Donald J.; And Others
Based on the SEFAM (Supporting Extended Family Members) program, the manual is intended to help organize a program for fathers of handicapped young children. A program for fathers and infants focuses on unique father concerns and resources. The first chapter further explores reasons for father programs while the second describes program components (including information on qualifications for facilitators and father co-facilitators and on program goals). Program development tasks, such as awareness and recruiting activities, are considered. Chapters 4-6 address specific aspects of each meeting: the father's forum, in which fathers can discuss experiences and problems; songs and activities and snack time (with descriptions of sensory, motor, and art activities that have been used successfully with fathers); and guest speakers who provide information primarily on education topics. Chapter 7 suggests ways in which the components fit together, and the final chapter discusses approaches for evaluating the program Appendixes supply information on active listening and the role of the sponsoring agency; samples of "awareness" materials, press releases, and brochures; and evaluation materials. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Child Development and Mental Retardation Center.