Working with Families Series - Andrews Family: Parents Set Aside Differences; Work Together for the Sake of Their Child
60 min. Mother, father, one child. The son is two-years-old and was born with multiple congenital malformations, including Dandy-Walker syndrome, cerebral palsy, hydrocephaly. Focuses on parent’s commitment to their child and efforts to cooperate (although they are now separated), difficulties in getting respite care in a rural area, and the attitudes of the family and its town toward a child with severe disabilities. The family is working class, European-American. Conversations with individual families explore the issues of raising a young child or children with special needs. Families are from diverse cultural, linguistic and economic backgrounds with children representing a wide range of disabilities. They are shown talking with experienced family therapists who demonstrate how to listen to a family’s story and focus on family concerns, priorities and re-sources. Discussion guides included. VHS #790.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)