ERIC Number: ED403677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Family Functioning: The Impact of a Child with Special Needs. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps. MITCH Module 4.
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Intended for use in Florida training programs for caregivers of infants and toddlers with disabilities, this guide presents an overview of the Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps (MITCH); offers a user's guide to the series; and presents specific information for presenting Module 4, which focuses on the impact of a child with special needs on family functioning. After an introduction to the MITCH program as a whole, the user's guide provides information on the instructor's role, the 3-hour training session, the use of videotapes and audiotapes, and follow-up activities. For this module, goals and objectives focus on providing participants with an understanding of various family configurations, implications of family order and position, stress factors affecting family members, potential abuse factors, plans for alleviating stress, and sources of help. For each hour of training, a script, suggested activities, and relevant handouts are provided. Attached are lists of recommended resources and references, reproducible forms and handouts, and forms for the 6-week follow up. (DB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Birth Order, Child Abuse, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Disabilities, Early Identification, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Problems, Infants, Inservice Education, Preschool Education, Referral, Special Needs Students, Stress Management, Stress Variables, Tests, Toddlers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Education for Exceptional Students.
Authoring Institution: Monroe County School District, Key West, FL.; Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida