A five-day workshop is described which was designed specifically to prepare parents to act as trainers for other parents with a child who has a disability. It also aimed to build their confidence and competence in training community groups as well professional workers such as teachers. Data gathered at the end of the workshop confirmed that these aims were broadly met. Twelve months later, the participants had organised 19 training events throughout Lesotho for families and community groups and they were able to report a variety of tangible outcomes resulting from their training. The key elements to the success of these training initiatives are discussed. This training model could be replicated in other places and resources for doing this are available.
|Journal||International Journal of Disability, Development and Education|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2000|
McConkey, R., Mariga, L., Braadland, N., & Mphole, P. (2000). Parents as trainers about disability in low income countries. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 47, 309-317.