ERIC Number: ED339498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
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)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Behavior Problems, Biological Parents, Course Descriptions, Emotional Development, Family Environment, Feedback, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Higher Education, Infant Behavior, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.