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ERIC Number: ED339501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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.