Working with Families Series - Rivas Family: Hopes of a Strong Immigrant Family on Fragile Ground (in Spanish, with subtitles)
60 min. Mother, father, four children. The two boys, five and seven, have sex-linked mental retardation; the girls are 14 months and four years old. The parents are from rural EL Salvador . Focuses on the family’s hopes for the children, the parents’ understanding of the boys’ disabilities and abilities, EI services, the parents’ employment difficulties and support from extended family and church community. Family is limited-income, Latino. 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 #840.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)