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ERIC Number: ED339500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing Child Development: The Middle Years. 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) child development within the context of family and social development; (2) the stages of cognitive, social, emotional, moral, and physical development; (3) the range of normal development between the ages of 7 to 12 years; (4) parenting tasks relevant to middle childhood; and (5) the special needs of foster care children during the middle years. The module consists of three lectures. Lecture 1 considers several assumptions and theories of child development. Lecture 2 considers the topics of children's physical development, peer relationships, school experiences, moral development, and self-concept. Charts list developmental changes between ages 7 and 12, and developmentally appropriate toys and games. Lecture 3 describes problems of foster children and ways foster parents can help children deal with these problems, which include separation and loss, school difficulties, poor peer relationships, low self-concept, hyperactivity and a poor attention span, sexual abuse, provocative sexual behavior, and adult behavior. Charts list parents' helping behaviors in these areas. An 11-item reference list, a 17-item bibliography, and a 5-page form for evaluating the module, are 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.