ERIC Number: ED353046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Breaking Down Difficult Family Patterns. 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 examines the functioning of families with addictive and dependent members. The module's learning objectives address: (1) indicators of addiction problems in families, and cycles of substance use and abuse; (2) roles of family members in addictive families, or families in which an addiction problems exists; and (3) ways of breaking down difficult family role patterns. The module consists of five lectures which include reading materials, charts, and activities for individuals or groups. Lecture 1 describes characteristics and problems of foster children in whose birth family chemical dependency was a problem. Lecture 2 examines family roles in addictive families. Ways of working with the "inner child" of a child raised in an addictive family are recommended in lecture 3. Lecture 4 describes ways of breaking down the maladaptive roles assumed by members of addictive families. In lecture 5, ways for child care workers and foster parents to care for their own needs when they work with children from addictive families are suggested. 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; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Boulder.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Social Work.