ERIC Number: ED341219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Guidebook for Parents of Children with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders.
Jordan, Dixie; And Others
This guidebook for parents of children with emotional or behavioral disorders includes descriptions of common diagnoses and therapies, information on programs and services, and a description of the roles of various mental health professionals. Introductory sections note the extent of the problem and the importance of parents not blaming themselves. The following seven sections provide specific information addressing the following questions of parents: "How do I know if my child might have an emotional or behavioral disorder?"; "What is an emotional or behavioral disorder?"; "What kinds of programs should I be looking for or considering?"; "What types of professionals work with children who have emotional or behavioral disorders?"; "What are some of the different philosophies and therapies?"; "What help can I expect from the school district for my child with an emotional or behavioral disorder?"; and "What is my role as a parent in planning services for my child?". Two concluding sections give a father's personal account and a look to the future. Appendices list relevant organizations, suggested additional reading, statewide parent organizations, parent training and information projects, and the System of Care Model of the federal Child and Adolescent Service System Program. (Includes 15 references) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Child Rearing, Educational Philosophy, Emotional Disturbances, Fathers, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Intervention, Mental Health Workers, Parent Associations, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Personal Narratives, School Role, Staff Role, Therapy
PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 257 239.