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NCJ Number: 52236 Find in a Library
Title: WORKING WITH ABUSIVE PARENTS - A PARENT'S VIEW - AN INTERVIEW WITH JOLLY K
Journal: CHILDREN TODAY  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(MAY/JUNE 1975)  Pages:6,8,9
Author(s): J REED
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Office of Human Development Services Children's Bureau
United States of Amer
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS QUESTION-AND-ANSWER INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF PARENTS ANONYMOUS, INC., (PA) A SELF-HELP ORGANIZATION FOR CHILD ABUSERS AND POTENTIAL CHILD ABUSERS, DESCRIBES THE ORGANIZATION AND LISTS ITS BENEFITS.
Abstract: PA STARTED IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF., IN 1970 AND BY 1975 HAD 1,500 MEMBERS IN 150 CHAPTERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. A CHAPTER USUALLY IS STARTED BY AN ABUSING PARENT WHO WANTS A SUPPORT GROUP OR BY A PROFESSIONAL CONCERNED WITH CHILD ABUSE. EACH CHAPTER HAS A PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR AS WELL AS A PARENT LEADER. MOST OF THE MEMBERS ARE MOTHERS AND MOST REMAIN IN THE CHAPTER FOR A YEAR OR MORE. THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE GROUP IS TO PROVIDE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO PARENTS IN TIMES OF CRISIS SO THAT THE PARENT DOES NOT FEEL 'TRAPPED' AND LASH OUT IN ABUSE. MEMBERS ALSO WORK TOGETHER TO UNDERSTAND WHY THEY ABUSE THEIR CHILDREN AND TO DEVELOP NEW WAYS OF DEALING WITH ANGER AND FRUSTRATION. THE MECHANICS OF ORGANIZING A GROUP AND HOLDING MEETINGS ARE EXPLAINED BRIEFLY. THE ADDRESS OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, WHICH PROVIDES HELP IN ESTABLISHING LOCAL CHAPTERS, IS INCLUDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Crisis intervention; Family counseling; Group therapy; National programs
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