ERIC Number: ED370708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Starting and Operating Support Groups: A Guide for Parents.
Pooley, Lynn, Ed.; Goetz, Kathy, Ed.
This booklet is designed to encourage and assist parents in locating or starting a parent support group. It provides guidelines and suggestions for group formation and can serve as a resource guide for parent support groups. The eight sections of the booklet address the following topics: (1) the role of parent support groups; (2) definitions of a support group; (3) preliminary planning before starting a group; (4) getting started; (5) setting up the group; (6) the first meeting; (7) future meetings; and (8) the maintenance of a healthy group. Appendixes provide a list of parent support agencies, sample letters and handouts for meetings, a group formation checklist, and a resource directory. (MDM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.