ERIC Number: ED326605
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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Making the Team Approach Work: The Development and Implementation of a Staff Training Program.
Berger, Mark Braddon
A 10-week training program in a private nonprofit residential treatment program for children and youth was designed to help a treatment team increase its team functioning skills as measured by a pre- and post-training survey of individual and team effectiveness. The treatment program was located in a rural community and served people from eight states. The treatment team consisted of a unit director, two case managers, two residential/recreation staff, two teachers, and two night counselors. The training program consisted of training and workshops developed to facilitate increased team functioning skills. Individual and team functioning increased or remained the same in 45 of 48 average scores calculated for the pre- and post-training measures. The decreases were measured for the areas of expressing feelings, supporting team decisions, and giving feedback to others. Team members' responses on an evaluation form indicated that members viewed the training favorably. Among the recommendations provided to others who want to implement a team rather than departmental staffing pattern were that administrators must ensure adequate time for staff training, training must be conducted at times other than those already designated for meeting time, and child and youth care administrators must support the use of outside consultants in the training program because program staff often pay more attention to outsiders than to other staff members. (The document includes seven references; copies of pretest, posttest, and evaluation instruments; and outlines of the training program's content.) (CML)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.