ERIC Number: ED403517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Counseling Single Parents.
Atwood, Joan D.; Genovese, Frank
Single parents face not only the challenge of raising their children alone, but also the negative messages about their lifestyle. This book emphasizes the strengths of single parents. It provides counselors with techniques to empower these clients, whether they are single due to divorce, death, or because they never married. Included are strategies for helping clients redefine personal relationships and navigate difficult relational and sexual considerations. It provides an in-depth exploration of the single parent family system as a viable, healthy family form. It also examines important issues related to the larger society such as how counselors can assist clients in dealing with school personnel and financial matters and finding available resources. Chapter titles are as follows: (1) Single Again Through Divorce; (2) Single Again Through Widowhood; (3) Single Parent Family Issues; (4) Resiliency and Competence in the Children of Divorce; (5) Redefining Relationships; (6) Relational and Sexual Considerations After Divorce; (7) Relational and Sexual Concerns After Widowhood; (8) The Impact of AIDS; (9) Single Parents, School Personnel, and the Pathology Assumption; (10) Single Parents, Work, and Welfare; (11) The Single-Parent Family and Social Constructions. Contains 299 references. (LSR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Counseling Techniques, Divorce, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Females, Interpersonal Relationship, Life Style, One Parent Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Counseling, Self Esteem, Social Bias, Theory Practice Relationship, Widowed
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order Number 72516, $26.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.