ERIC Number: ED231946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
In-Home Respite Care Program Development. Background. Coordinator's Manual. Training Manual.
Parham, J. D.; And Others
This volume consists of a background discussion, coordinator's manual, and training manual dealing with developing programs for the in-home respite care (IHRC) of the developmentally disabled. Addressed in the background information unit are the nature of developmental disabilities; program variables, planning, and funding; and practical application in IHRC planning (legal issues, program planning and evaluation, grantsmanship, effective meetings, a respite care needs assessment survey, program costs and budgeting, and job descriptions and personnel interviewing). The program coordinator's manual deals with various steps in the IHRC program development process, including community resource evaluation, program philosophy, group presentations, establishing a communication system, fees, legal issues, recruiting respite care providers, recruiting consumer families, matching consumer families and providers, program administration, and followup. Covered in the training manual are general guidelines and suggestions, training program goals, planning the training sessions, observational guidelines, and the content of the training sessions (an overview of developmental disabilities; care provider and consumer family interview exercises; first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and information and exercises focused on seizures, medications, behavior modification, and program administration). Various handouts and forms are also provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavior Modification, Developmental Disabilities, Family Programs, Financial Support, First Aid, Grantsmanship, Home Health Aides, Home Programs, Instructional Materials, Job Placement, Learning Activities, Legal Responsibility, Lesson Plans, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Records (Forms), Recruitment, Referral, Respite Care, Special Education
Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation, P.O. Box 4510, Lubbock, TX 79409 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Austin.; National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock. Research and Training Center in Mental Retardation.