Working with Families Series - Colton Family Part I: A Family Fighting for Its Vision of Carissa; Colton Family: One Year Later
60 min. Two parents, three children. The one-year-old daughter has Down’s syndrome; the boys are six and eleven. Focuses on the family hopes and vision for Carissa, the family’s decision making and interactions, the needs of the older children, the role of brothers in caring for their little sister and strengths from religious faith and extended family. Family is middle-income, African-American. Video #730 and 740. 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.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)