ERIC Number: ED353041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Game Board of Family Dynamics: Structures, Stages, Rules, Roles, and Functions. Fostering Families. A Specialized Training Program Designed for Foster Care Workers & Foster Care Parents.
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 explores the nature of family dynamics. The module's learning objectives address: (1) family functions, structure, membership, and responsibilities; (2) the stages of family development; (3) the impact of family structures, behaviors, and communication patterns on foster families; and (4) the effect of a foster child on the dynamics of a family. The module consists of six lectures which include reading materials, charts, and activities for individuals or groups. The first three lectures consider the function of, stages in the development of, and roles within the family. A role-playing exercise related to family rules, roles, functions, and communication patterns is included. The fourth lecture examines family rules. The foster child's entrance into and departure from a foster family are discussed in the fifth and sixth lectures. A form for evaluating the module is appended. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.