ERIC Number: ED365015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-14
Use of a One Day Training Program for Human Services Professionals To Increase Their Understanding of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder and Its Ramifications for Adoptive Families.
Russo, Daniel J.
This practicum was designed to increase the ability of human services professionals to provide knowledgeable and effective direction and support for adoptive parents of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. A 1-day training program and materials were developed to reach the goal, and two social workers were trained to present the program to four groups of human services professionals, which included social workers, adoption workers, and related professionals and paraprofessionals. Content of the program consisted of motivational activities, description of the disorder, explanation of diagnosis and treatment, and consideration of case management. A reference handbook was produced for each participant, as well as an informative brochure for use with participants' clients. Results of the practicum indicated significant increases in specifically identified areas of knowledge. Appendices provide a post-test and other materials used in implementing the practicum. (Contains approximately 80 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Services, Hyperactivity, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Parent Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Social Workers, Training Methods
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.