ERIC Number: ED394270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Avlosarservice Som Stod Till Familjer Med Barn Med Funktionsnedsattningar. En Enkatstudie i 245 Kommuner. Familjestodsprojektet (FAS-Projektet). Teknik, Kommunikation, Handikapp, Forskningsrapport n11 (Respite Care Service as Support for Families with Children with Disabilities. A Survey in 245 Local Authorities. The Family Support Project. Technology, Communication, Disability Research Report, No. 11).
This study surveyed how respite care services functioned for Swedish families who have children with disabilities and compared the results with a previous study made 6 years earlier. The study was based on a questionnaire completed by 245 of Sweden's municipalities. The study examined the quantity and quality of the services and respondents' views of respite care as a form of family support. Results showed that there are shortcomings in the support and that families' needs are not always fulfilled. Education, in-service training, and supervision for respite care staff is neglected, as are identification of the parents' needs, goal description, and evaluation of the activities of the local authorities. The questionnaire is appended. (Contains 44 references.) (Author/JDD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Disabilities, Family Needs, Foreign Countries, Human Services, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Respite Care, Staff Development
Lararhogskolan i Stockholm, Institutionen for specialpedagogik, Box 47308, 100 74 Stockholm, Sweden.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stockholm Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.