ERIC Number: ED298719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Designing a Family Problem Solving Training Program with an Adolescent Diabetic.
Kieren, Dianne K.; And Others
An educational program was developed to assist family groups with adolescent diabetics to improve their problem-solving skills. The program is based on theoretical assumptions and research findings from a study of family problem-solving, which involved nine intact, well-functioning families (five families with a diabetic adolescent and four non-diabetic families) in 27 problem-solving episodes. Key findings from the research are reviewed, and existing programs are described. A three-session program was designed, focusing on the following skills: problem perception, problem-solving organization and interaction, and problem-solving effectiveness. Objectives, content, suggested activities, and leader resources are outlined for each session. The program is designed to be applicable to family groups other than those with adolescent diabetics, as it focuses on problem-solving skills which are relevant to all family groups. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Council on Family Relations (Atlanta, GA, November 3-7, 1987). For related documents, see EC 210 753-755.