ERIC Number: ED310839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Leaving Home Again. Instructor Manual.
McFadden, Emily Jean
This manual is one of four modules in the curriculum PUSH For Youths GOALS (Providing Understanding, Support and Help for Youths Going Out And Living Successfully), which was developed for use in training foster parents to be primary teachers of the youths in their homes. This manual is designed to be used in foster parent classes. The module deals with helping the youth prepare for the final stages of leaving. The format is designed to help youths and foster families look at the emotional issues involved in preparing for independence and to develop a specific and positive plan for how the separation will be handled. The manual is divided into five sessions titled: (1) Developmental Challenges of Youths; (2) The Youth's Identity; (3) Adapting to Loss and Change; (4) Communicating about Leaving; (5) The Effect of a Youth on the Family: Handling Transitions. For each session, there is an instructor's guide which provides the information one needs to organize and lead the session. Each instructor's guide starts with a statement of the overall goal for the session and is followed by a series of specific objectives and numbered instructions. Each session contains all the information in the foster parent manual, as well as outlines for answers to discussion questions. (RJC)
Descriptors: Foster Children, Foster Family, Independent Living, Leaders Guides, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Workshops, Transitional Programs
Institute for the Study of Children and Families, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 ($15.00, plus shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Inst. for the Study of Children and Families.
Note: Document is part of the curriculum, PUSH for Youth GOALS (Providing Understanding, Support and Help for Youths Going Out and Living Successfully).