ERIC Number: ED304801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Taking Charge: A Handbook for Parents Whose Children Have Emotional Handicaps. Second Edition.
Kelker, Katharin A.
This handbook was written to share the feelings, experiences, and knowledge of parents of children with emotional disturbances. The first chapter, "Feelings Come First," examines the difficulty in identifying the causes of emotional disturbances, their impact on the family, and coping strategies. The second chapter, "Finding Some Help," describes models to explain emotional disturbance and common conditions exhibited by children and youth with emotional disturbance, such as disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, mood disorders, etc. It also discusses specialists who provide diagnosis and treatment and services such as outpatient treatment, day treatment, residential treatment, and respite services. The final chapter, "Understanding the Law," reviews the meaning of some common labels applied to children with emotional disturbances; explores federal legislation and case law relevant to special education services; and addresses school and treatment problems, such as suspensions, expulsions, drug or alcohol problems, and so on. At the end of each chapter are exercises to review information or share attitudes and ideas. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Rearing, Coping, Counseling Services, Court Litigation, Delivery Systems, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Intervention, Models, Preschool Education, Specialists
Resource Services Coordinator, Portland State University, Research and Training Center, Regional Research Institute for Human Services, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center to Improve Services to Emotionally Handicapped Children and Their Families.
Note: For first edition, see ED 293 287; for a related document, see ED 288 328.