ERIC Number: ED402040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Single Parent Family: A Challenge for Children. Successful Parenting. Facilitator's Guide. Part Six.
Taylor, Barbara Lynn
Intended for counselors working in schools or residential child care settings, in child welfare and family preservation services, or in juvenile justice, this facilitator's guide outlines a workshop for children and adolescents growing up in single-parent families. The guide first presents a framework for a one-class or five-class workshop centered around a companion video. The bulk of the guide corresponds to the video, presenting suggestions for discussion prior to and after viewing the video, and discussion points geared toward specific parts of the video. The guide's appendix includes a sample invitation letter and permission form for the workshop, and handouts and worksheets for the workshop. The 18-minute video accompanying the guide is directed to children, and discusses definitions, and circumstances of single-parent families, such as death, divorce, adoption by a single parent, or out-of-wedlock birth. Children's emotional responses to these situations are also reviewed. In addition, the video lists seven serious problems children may encounter in single-parent families, such as neglect or abuse, substance abuse, or a parent's emotional devastation, and tips for seeking help for these situations. The parent's perspective is also presented in nine points. The video concludes with suggestions for children coping with challenges of a single-parent family, such as a divorced parent asking prying questions or speaking unkindly of the other parent. (HTH)
Descriptors: Child Custody, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Children, Death, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Family Environment, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Workshops
Richards and Taylor Productions, P.O. Box 11851, Winston-Salem, NC 27116; phone: 800-544-2219; fax: 910-712-0030 (Video, $39.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
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