ERIC Number: ED398663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Gaining Perspective on Parenting Groups.
Fenichel, Emily, Ed.
Zero to Three, v16 n6 Jun-Jul 1996
This theme issue offers a collection of articles focusing on support groups for parents of infants and toddlers, including the following: (1) "Gaining Perspective on Parenting Groups" (Nick Carter and Cathie Harvey) which reviews the purposes, history, and essential ingredients of such groups; (2) "The MELD Experience with Parent Groups" (Joyce Hoelting and others) which describes the Minnesota Early Learning Design group-based parenting education program; (3) "Revisiting Parenting Groups: A Psychosocial Approach" (Barbara Frazier and others) which describes implementation of a new parent education model in Florida's Child Abuse Prevention Project; (4) "Family Support While You Wait: Lessons from the Detroit Family Project" (Susan Whitelaw Downs and Donna Walker) which describes a program providing casual parent education services in clinic waiting rooms; (5) "Getting a Shot at Life through Group Action Planning" (Ann P. Turnbull and others) which describes a family support model including characteristics of both individualized team planning and support groups; and (6) "Beyond the Pizza Dinner: Natural Alternatives to Parent Support Groups" (Tracy Price-Johnson and Lucy Miller) which describes an effort to create opportunities for informal relationships among parents of typically developing children and children with disabilities. Also included are a list of 45 Zero to Three articles on parenting groups and descriptions of seven recent books and two videotapes. (Individual articles contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Family Needs, Family Programs, Infants, Parent Associations, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Program Development, Social Support Groups, Toddlers
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.