ERIC Number: ED374606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
A Program Designed and Implemented To Alleviate Feelings of Isolation for the Extended Families of Primary, Severely Emotionally Disturbed Children through an Educative and Social Support Network.
This practicum was designed to alleviate feelings of isolation experienced by parents and extended family members of 17 primary students with severe emotional disturbance (SED). Practicum activities included biweekly educative and social support workshops for the parents and extended family members; an educative newsletter; pre-implementation and post-implementation surveys of all participants; a library of books and periodicals for participants; facilitation of a peer "buddy system"; and dissemination of information about medical, psychological, and social resources within the community. The practicum resulted in 15 extended family participants receiving information and support pertaining to issues surrounding the child's disability. The participants exhibited an improved attitude in coping with the disability, and 11 of them demonstrated an improvement in their emotional reactions to the disability. Appendices contain copies of various survey forms. (Contains 36 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.