ERIC Number: ED265422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Connect with Parents: Build Support Groups. Conference Proceedings (Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 3-4, 1984).
Wilkerson, Sharen E., Ed.
This document is a guide for the establishment and maintenance of parent support groups. It is a result of a conference on building parent support groups sponsored by the Colorado State Department of Social Services which brought together professionals and parents. The suggested audiences are people interested in forming similar groups; non-profit agencies interested in structure, financing, and marketing; and existing formal and informal support groups. The document consists of 13 articles on relevant topics. Fund raising, marketing, and choosing board members are discussed in the first section. Advice on getting off to a good start with support groups, stories of successful groups, and the use of para-professionals are included in the second section. Special interest groups including Parents Anonymous, mothers' support groups, and single parent groups are also discussed. Many articles include bibliographies. An appendix gives national and state resources for program development in child abuse/neglect prevention. (ABL)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Fund Raising, Marketing, Parenthood Education, Parenting Skills, Parents, Self Help Programs, Social Support Groups
Colorado Department of Social Services, Division of Family and Children's Services, 717 Seventeenth Street, P.O. Box 181000, Denver, CO 80218-0899 ($4.50/copy, discount on larger quantities).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Denver. Div. of Family and Children's Services.