ERIC Number: ED383127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
[Family-Professional Collaboration]. Focal Point. Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 1995.
McManus, Marilyn, Ed.
Focal Point, v9 n1 Spr 1995
This newsletter theme issue discusses collaboration between professionals and families whose children have emotional disorders. Background information is provided on the concept of empowerment and the development of collaboration as a principle for delivering services. Factors that lead to empowerment and barriers experienced by families are addressed. Information is also provided on: the Vanderbilt Family Empowerment Project in Tennessee, which developed a parent group curriculum and research program to study the effects of family empowerment; a University of Kansas project at the Beach Center on Families and Disability to define, measure, and evaluate family-centeredness of services targeted toward children and their families; the University of Vermont's Family/Professional Collaboration Project to promote family and professional collaboration at all levels of planning, service delivery, and policymaking for children with special health needs; the Multnomah County Partners Project in Portland, Oregon, to coordinate community-based services for children who are receiving services from two or more government systems; and upcoming projects of the Research and Training Center of Portland (Oregon) State University. Parents' perspectives on these collaborative efforts are provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Regional Research Inst. for Human Services.