Family Functioning: The Impact of a Child with Special Needs. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 4 [+ Spanish Translations of Handouts/Overheads]

Cindi Coffland

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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. 

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Cindi Coffland. Family Functioning: The Impact of a Child with Special Needs. A Series for Caregivers of Infants and Toddlers. Model for Interdisciplinary Training for Children with Handicaps: MITCH Module 4 [+ Spanish Translations of Handouts/Overheads] (1990). Florida Department of Education: Tallahassee, FL. (127 pages).

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(* For trainers who reside in Florida, the materials are free, and for trainers outside Florida, it
can be ordered for price ranging from $3.60 to 7.40 per copy.
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