ERIC Number: ED212367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Intergenerational Caregiving Program: A Replication Manual.
Cohen, Marlene Cresci; And Others
The Intergenerational Caregiving Program (ICP), a year long educational experience in human development and child care for older adults, is described in this replication manual. In its first year of operation, the ICP recruited older, usually retired adults from agencies and organizations in San Francisco that serve older people. The 22 older adults selected ranged in age from 52 to 78 years, were predominantly female, and represented various racial and ethnic groups and social classes. Agencies, such as child care centers, family day care homes, and pediatric hospital units and clinics, requested that older adults participating in the ICP be placed in their settings. Total weekly participation of older adults at their sites and in seminars conducted for 7 months ranged from 15 to 20 hours. Participants received small stipends and bus passes to defray expenses incurred. At each child care site receiving an ICP participant a staff member was assigned the role of preceptor. Preceptors provided guidance, instruction, and each quarter estimated changes in participants' caregiving competencies and human relations skills. Upon completion of the ICP experience, 38 per cent of participating older adults accepted employment working with children and others continued as regular volunteers or maintained previous foster grandparent roles. (The document concludes with a brief discussion of program problems, issues and implications, and related appended materials.) (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.; Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Intergenerational Programs; Replication