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ERIC Number: ED377419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
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Alternative Discipline Techniques for Parents and Care Givers of Children Returning Home from the Foster Care System.
Ward, Robin L.
The teaching of positive or alternative discipline techniques to the legal family, who work toward having their children returned to them, does not currently occur at the private foster care agencies with which the children are placed. Therefore this practicum has been implemented to address this need. The children moving from the foster care system back into their legal homes require stability in many areas, including discipline. This refers to teaching disciplinary techniques other than spanking or corporal punishment. A program was proposed for legal families to become familiar with alternative discipline practices used by many of the foster parents within the foster care agency. The word "alternative" is used to imply techniques other than spanking. The practicum project was to teach and make available to legal families and care-givers positive and alternative discipline techniques by meeting with the parents at a convenient location and designing a curriculum. A pre-test and a post-test were used to measure knowledge of alternative disciplines, knowledge of support groups and persons within their communities, and any increase in confidence the legal family may have gained. (Author)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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