ERIC Number: ED389401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
A Workshop for Staff and Families on Stressors and Anxious Behaviors in Preschool Children.
Scardilli, Lynn E.
This practicum developed a workshop to educate staff and parents on identifying preschool stress, behavioral indicators of stress in children, and exploring effective stress coping techniques for use in the classroom and at home. A 3-phase solution strategy was implemented over 10 weeks. Phase I, the implementation process, included a staff meeting where the practicum was introduced and the process was discussed. Phase II, the workshop, gave general information including the definition of stress, causes of stress in preschoolers, behavior changes, and practical applications for coping techniques including the value of play, and prevention. Phase III, continued staff training, introduced coping techniques for the classroom. The results of the workshop showed that preschool staff and family members need and want information on stress and anxiety behaviors in preschool children. Parents responded positively to all presentations and showed interest and enthusiasm over resources available in the parent library. Training heightened teachers' sensitivity toward stressful situations not only with the children and their families, but also among the staff members themselves. (Nine appendices include parental and staff pre- and post tests, parent attendance and staff activity logs, staff evaluations of coping techniques, and the workshop outline. Contains 27 references.) (AP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Practicum Report, Nova Southeastern University.