ERIC Number: ED368104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Parents Who Are Mentally Retarded: A Review of Eight Parenting Programs in New York State.
New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
This report describes eight programs funded by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Council to provide training and assistance to parents who are developmentally disabled. The report is based on review of program and client records and interviews with directors, staff, and enrolled families. The first chapter provides an introduction to the study, its methodology, and limitations. Descriptive profiles of the programs, budgets, staffs, and their sponsoring agencies are presented in chapter II. Chapter III focuses on the families served and the services offered by the programs. Chapter IV addresses specific operational aspects of the programs, ranging from their admission and discharge criteria to their assessment and treatment planning practices to their relationships with local child protective and preventive services. Chapter V provides a summary of the directors', staff's, and recipients' assessments of the programs' effectiveness, as well as Commission staff observations of program strengths and weaknesses. The final chapter provides conclusions and recommendations which focus on the need for adequate funding, the role of enrolled parents in service planning, the need for program standards, and the need for required training programs for volunteers and paid staff. Letters related to the report are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Rearing, Community Programs, Community Services, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Family Problems, Mental Retardation, Needs Assessment, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled, Albany.
Identifiers: Mentally Retarded Parents; New York