ERIC Number: ED330166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
A Guide for Developing Self-Help/Advocacy Groups for Parents of Children with Serious Emotional Problems. Workbook Series for Developing Self-Help/Advocacy Groups for Parents of Children with Serious Emotional Problems.
Donner, Richard; Fine, Glenda Z.
This workbook is a guide for the development of self-help/advocacy groups for parents of children and adolescents who have serious emotional problems. The workbook offers background information and then offers guidelines for: (1) creating a beginning plan for the development of a self-help/advocacy group; (2) developing concrete plans for accessing parents of children with emotional problems; (3) dealing with barriers faced in organizational development; (4) identifying agencies and professionals in the community that serve children with emotional problems and determining their level of commitment to parents; (5) writing an agenda for the first parent meeting; (6) developing ideas for the group's direction after the first several meetings; and (7) developing an idea of what the group will do together. Appendices contain examples of promotional posters and flyers, examples of newspaper notices, and a list of eight references and national organizational resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Emotional Disturbances, Parent Associations, Parent Counseling, Parent Participation, Program Administration, Program Development, Self Help Programs
CASSP Technical Assistance Center, Georgetown University Child Development Center, 3800 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC. CASSP Technical Assistance Center.