Asian Journal of Counselling



Meeting the Unmet Needs: Strategies to Meet Expressed Concern of Single-parents

1996.第4卷第1及2期(Vol. 4 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 67–74
 

Meeting the Unmet Needs: Strategies to Meet Expressed Concern of Single-parents

滿足需要:面對單身父母關注事項的策略

Fanny W. C. L. LIN

Abstract

Emerging from two-parent family into single-parent family infers a change in family structure and members of the family need to take up new roles. Guidance and support are needed in view of the changes to singleparents and their children. Based on empirical data, some unmet needs of single-parent families are identified and confirmed. Reaching-out for singleparents, advocating their rights and developing the strengths of family members were found to be feasible to meet the unmet needs. Further steps to enhance adjustment and progress of single-parent families were suggested.

摘要

當一個家庭由雙親變成單親,在家庭結構上必起變化,而家庭成員需扮演新的角色。在這過渡期,單親及其子女極需輔助與支持,本文指出單親家庭一 些需關注的情況,而主動支援,倡導權益及發展家庭成員的強項是嘗試面對這些情況的策略。最後,本文會建議一些令單親家庭有進一步成長的重點及方法。