ERIC Number: ED217575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Teamwork in Programs for Children and Youth: A Handbook for Administrators.
Garner, Howard G.
Administrators of programs for young people in schools, agencies, hospitals, and other institutions often find their biggest obstacle to be interdisciplinary conflict among teachers, counselors, social workers, psychologists, child-care workers, and others. After describing the problem, this handbook delineates an alternative to the departmental structure that engenders such difficulties. The author proposes a structure for this total team model and shows how to use it to achieve optimum levels of communication, cooperation, and consistency among the professions helping children and youth. Chapters discuss the administrator's role in establishing the basic teamwork structure, delegating responsibility to the teams, and monitoring and supporting team functions. The interactions of administrators and teams are explored in another chapter. The final chapter summarizes the academic research that supports the team model and describes the experiences of selected programs that are using the team model. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Counseling Services, Guidelines, Health Services, Instruction, Interprofessional Relationship, Models, Professional Personnel, Psychological Services, Social Services, Teamwork
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62717 ($22.75).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Identifiers: Social Services Teams