ERIC Number: ED197821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Promoting Infant Development: A Coalition Model for Community Service Delivery.
Badger, Earladeen; Burns, Donna
United Services for Effective Parenting (USEP), a program coordinating agency in Ohio, was begun in 1974 as an advocacy group for infants, their families, and the program providers who served them. Staff from health care, education, and social service agencies met informally because of common problems. A formal organization was established when it became apparent that funding needs, program accountability requirements and a central referral system could be accomplished through incorporation. In 1977 sixteen affiliated agencies in Cincinnati began to spread the USEP concept to other cities in Ohio. Subsequently, a steering committee was formed to organize and coordinate programs for infants in the State of Ohio. The work of the steering committee from 1977 to 1978 laid the groundwork for a statewide organization, USEP-OHIO, a non-profit corporation with a constitution, by-laws and tax exempt status. Goals of USEP-OHIO have been (1) to connect programs at the local, regional and state levels, (2) to offer consultation to the membership and the community, (3) to coordinate program services and resources, and (4) to establish local central referral sites. The statewide organization also addresses the issues of program survival, service improvement and program accountability. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio; United Services for Effective Parenting
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).