ERIC Number: ED339501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Child Development Perspective of Adolescence (12-19 Years). Fostering Families.
Schatz, Mona Struhsaker; Sinden, Arleen R.
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 in the contexts of family and social development; (2) the physical, social, mental, and psychological tasks of adolescence; (3) the range of normal adolescent development; and (4) the promotion of positive relationships between adolescents and parents. The module consists of four lectures. The first three include exercises for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 considers developmental processes of adolescence, and problems encountered by case workers and parents in working with adolescents. Lecture 2 considers basic developmental tasks for adolescents. For preadolescence, middle adolescence, and later adolescence, a series of charts list typically developed physical, sensorimotor, social, emotional, and language skills; problem areas for foster children; and parenting processes specific to the developmental stage. Lecture 3 considers the wide range of behaviors that may be part of normal adolescent development. Lecture 4 presents guidelines for parents to use to create positive relationships with teenagers. A five-page form for evaluating the module is included. (BC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Behavior Standards, Caseworkers, Cognitive Development, Course Descriptions, Developmental Tasks, Emotional Development, Feedback, Foster Care, Foster Children, Foster Family, Higher Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Social Development, 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.