ERIC Number: ED263733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
A Model of Parent Education/Training for Asian Populations.
The Asian and Hispanic Parent Education/Training (PET) Project (California) was designed to develop and implement a parent education model for non- and limited-English speaking, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish-speaking parents with young developmentally disabled children. The PET model featured recruitment and training of bilingual/bicultural training coordinators and parent facilitators, outreach and needs assessment via home visits and parent questionnaires, and curriculum focusing on straightforward, practical information. Curricula featured such topics as medical and genetic aspects of developmental disabilities, behavior management, and legal rights and responsibilities. Evaluation results revealed that parent facilitators increased their skills, parents and staff reported specific individual behavioral changes, and groups grew in group cohesiveness, collective problem solving, and emotional support. Participants were consistently positive in their feedback about the program. Additional project accomplishments include development of curriculum materials in Asian languages and strengthened interagency/organization networks throughout the state. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association on Mental Deficiency (109th, Philadelphia, PA, May 27-31, 1985).