ERIC Number: ED315926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Parent Support Groups. Revised.
Duganne-Glicksman, Mary Ann
This document presents one module in a set of training resources for trainers to use with parents and/or professionals serving children with disabilities; focus is on parent support groups. The modules stress content and activities that build skills and offer resources to promote parent-professional collaboration. Each module takes about 2 hours to deliver. The module guide has eight sections: a publicity flyer, topic narrative, overview, trainer agenda, activities, summary, bibliography, and evaluation. Introductory information explains how to use the modules including conducting a needs assessment, planning the training, selecting the training module, implementation, evaluation, and followup. Objectives of this module are: (1) become familiar with the history and current concepts of parent support groups, (2) recognize the benefits of belonging to a parent support group, (3) identify some functions of a parent support group, (4) identify the elements of successful parent support groups, and (5) develop an initial plan of action to establish and/or maintain a parent support group. A bibliography identifies seven books, magazines, or other resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Parent Associations, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Social Support Groups
Resources in Special Education, 900 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814-2703 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Div. of Special Education.
Note: Revision by Lynn Carlisle and Pat Lesniak. For related documents, see EC 222 039-052.