ERIC Number: ED315686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
A World of Changing Families.
Crosbie-Burnett, Margaret; And Others
This second chapter in "Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World" covers a variety of topics related to helping children and parents function effectively within changing family situations. Four journal articles are included in the chapter. "A Multimodal Intervention for Group Counseling with Children of Divorce" by Margaret Crosbie-Burnett and Laurel Newcomer presents both classroom and small-group components of an eight-session model of group intervention for children of divorce. "A Parent Group Training Program for Single Parents" by Nancy Cunningham and Joe Brown outlines a group training program in parenting skills for single parents that emphasizes parent-child communication, child management, and problem-solving skills. "Helping Latchkey Children: A Group Guidance Approach" by Michael Bundy and Judith Boser describes "Being in Charge," a six-session guidance unit designed to provide intermediate and middle-grade children with the skills to cope more effectively with taking care of themselves while home alone. "Strategic Interventions with Children of Single-Parent Families" by Wade Lewis focuses on the school-related problems of children of single-parent families, presents a way of conceptualizing such problems from a family systems perspective, and describes examples of interventions based on strategic family therapy. The chapter concludes with a set of issues for elementary school counselors to consider about a world of changing families. (NB)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Divorce, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Family Life, Family Structure, Group Counseling, Latchkey Children, One Parent Family, Parent Education, School Counseling, School Counselors
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.; American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.
Note: In: Elementary School Counseling in a Changing World, see CG 022 263.