Working with Families Series - Thompson Family: Hanging in There: Two Generations with Altered Priorities
60 min. A single father and his parents. The child, a boy of 18 months, has serious asthma. The father has returned to live with his parents, who share in care-giving for their grandson. Focuses on the boy’s medical condition, attitudes of medical staff towards the family, financial difficulties, communication, and tensions over shared responsibilities and altered priorities of grandparents. The family is middle-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 #850.
$ 20.00 (3-week rental)