ERIC Number: ED363015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Vision 2000 Phase I Staffing Report.
Parette, Howard P., Jr.; And Others
This report was developed to meet the staffing assessment requirements of the Vision 2000 program, an Arkansas effort to support a community-based service system to increase the independence, productivity, and integration of individuals with developmental disabilities. The staffing assessment portion of the program focused on three tasks: (1) determining the number and types of personnel currently providing services in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, education, and rehabilitation; (2) assessing the training needs of staff; and (3) assessing the training needs of families and other community members. The study utilized existing data sources, a structured interview questionnaire, and community focus groups to obtain its information. The report addresses these three questions with detailed information provided in both text and 37 tables. Major conclusions are that the lack of a collective vision of what comprises community based services obscures the focus of training; that, though training currently provided meets licensure requirements, there are several areas of concern; that training in reality receives little time or attention; and that the traditional workshop/conference approach may not be the most effective. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas Governor's Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, Little Rock.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Family Needs
Note: Produced by the Arkansas University Affiliated Program.