Working with Families Series - King Family Part I: When Support Isn’t Enough
60 min. Mother, father and two children, a girl, two-and-a-half and a boy, four. The younger child has C-H-A-R-G-E, a syndrome with multiple birth defects affecting major organ systems. Focuses on parenting roles, stress on the parents and on their relationship from caring for a medically fragile child, the needs of the older sibling, interactions with medical and EI providers, conflicts over diagnosis and treatment and on financial and future concerns. The family is middle-income, 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 #770.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)