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ERIC Number: ED339498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Attachment to Primary Caregivers. Fostering Families.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; And Others
This module is part of a training program for foster parents and foster care workers offered at Colorado State University. The module's learning objectives address: (1) the development and promotion of healthy attachment of foster children to their biological and foster parents; (2) identification of attachment problems; (3) management of behavior problems of poorly attached children; and (4) long-term effects of poor attachment. The module consists of four lectures. Each lecture includes reading material and exercises for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 considers the process of children establishing healthy attachments to parents. Also provided is a reading on infants' inner and outer experiences. Lecture 2 considers failures in the attachment process. These failures may be the result of problems with the infant or the environment. Lecture 3 describes securely attached, insecurely attached, poorly attached, and unattached children. Factors to be considered in the assessment of children's attachment are listed. Lecture 4 describes appropriate responses for foster parents to make to various problem behaviors of children. A list of seven references is provided. A five-page form for evaluating the module is included. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.