ERIC Number: ED315930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Stress and Support in the Family.
Mendoza, Jeanne; And Others
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 stress and support in the family. The modules present 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 Universal Family Life Cycle, (2) develop an awareness of issues and stress in the family with a child with disabilities, (3) discuss factors that determine stress for families and identify the various coping strategies, (4) select the various informal support systems that reduce family stress, and (5) understand the need for a balanced individual and family life. A bibliography identifies 12 books, magazines, or other resources. (DB)
Descriptors: Coping, Developmental Stages, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Adjustment, Family Problems, Inservice Teacher Education, Mental Health, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Preschool Education, Services, Social Support Groups, Stress Management, Stress Variables
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: For related documents, see EC 222 038-052.