ERIC Number: ED480097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
A Group Psychoeducational and Support Program for Single Custodial Fathers.
Hall, Stephen A.; McConnell, Stephen C.
A program of group psychoeducation and support for single custodial fathers (SCFs) is proposed. Their population in the U.S. grew over 400% between 1970-2000 to over 2 million. The proposed program is unique with special emphasis on SCFs, featuring psychoeducational, supportive and affective components. Areas covered include: special challenges and rewards of single custodial fathering, effective communication, shaping childrens behavior, coping with new family arrangements, dealing with feelings, time management, developing a personal plan for future effective fathering, and support. Didactic and affective contents strengthen and broaden participants skills and emotional repertoires. Take-home work is assigned to broaden group experiences to home settings. A program questionnaire is proposed to assess success and suggest changes. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).