ERIC Number: ED332425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Statewide Parent Organization Demonstration Project: Final Report.
Koroloff, Nancy M.; And Others
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research and the National Institute of Mental Health jointly sponsored a project for the development of statewide organizations for parents of children with emotional disorders. The Statewide Parent Organization Demonstration Project (SPODP) has two major goals: to stimulate and support the development of model statewide parent organizations that have the capacity to provide technical assistance, information, support, and networks to parents and parent organizations within states; and to evaluate the conceptualization, implementation, and outcome of these models to inform decision-makers about the most effective approaches in promoting such activity within states. The SPODP funded five extant parent organizations to develop statewide parent networks and organizational structures, in Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This report describes development of the SPODP and examines the accomplishments of the organizations in the five states selected as demonstration sites. The description of each state's project is followed by a summary of quarterly data submitted by the project. The report concludes with results from a qualitative research study of the five parent organizations' goal attainment and issues and barriers impeding implementation of a statewide parent organization. Results suggest that local groups need 2-3 years and resources of approximately $30,000 per year to establish a strong and well-functioning statewide parent organization. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Minnesota; Montana; Virginia; Wisconsin