ERIC Number: ED457981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Skills for Families, Skills for Life: Helping Parents, Caregivers, and Teens Meet the Challenges of Everyday Living.
Shadoin, Linda M.; Cook-Griffin, Joni; Peterson, Jane L.
This book is designed to assist practitioners who work with families teach life skills to parents, caregivers, and older teenagers to help families solve daily living problems. Chapters 1 through 3 of the book describe the development of and need for this practitioners' guide, discuss the importance of skill teaching, and present the organization of the skills in the book. Chapters 3 through 14 focus on the following problem areas: (1) communication; (2) education; (3) housing; (4) medical needs; (5) money management; (6) child supervision; (7) social support; (8) nutrition; (9) sexual abuse; (10) stress; and (11) home safety. Each chapter offers an introduction that explains the problem area, followed by a list of skills that can be taught in that area. Under each skill heading is a list of component behaviors or steps that comprise the skill. For quick reference, a table delineating which living skills can be taught in each area is provided at the end of the book. (KB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Skills, Child Caregivers, Daily Living Skills, Health Promotion, Housing, Interpersonal Communication, Money Management, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Safety, Sexual Abuse, Skill Development, Social Support Groups, Stress Management
Boys Town Press, Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE 68010 ($13.95). Tel: 800-282-6657 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ffbh.boystown.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, Boys Town, NE.