ERIC Number: ED210522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Planning for Deinstitutionalization: A Review of Principles, Methods, and Applications. Human Services Monograph Series Number 28.
Rutman, Irvin D., Ed.
This monograph advances ideas to aid planners and administrators responsible for the development of deinstitutionalization services for the disabled to develop a more rigorous, systematic approach to the provision of these services. The seven chapters of the publication, each written by a recognized leader in the field, focus on the following: (1) the growth and development, both historically and conceptually, of the deinstitutionalization movement and its impact on human service systems; (2) approaches to identifying, quantifying, and assessing the needs of various populations who might be served through deinstitutionalization programs; (3) sources and mechanisms for funding deinstitutionalization services, with an emphasis on maximizing available federal and state funding; (4) a system-oriented analysis of roles and relationships within and between agencies that provides a basis for improving continuity of care for clients and closer working arrangements between service providers; (5) a review of principles and characteristics of community-based programs and of models that serve the residential, social, and vocational needs of formerly institutionalized clients; (6) emerging issues and trends in the areas of personnel training, development, and use, with special notice given to the changing roles of workers involved in the deinstitutionalization field; and (7) the importance of community attitudes and behaviors toward deinstitutionalized clients and programs, as well as proposed strategies for achieving more positive public acceptance. A final chapter provides a summing up by the editor. (KC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD. Project Share.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Systems Corp., Germantown, MD.