ERIC Number: ED112598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Agency Placement of Handicapped Children. Volume 2. Final Report.
Warren, Bruce L.; Ferman, Patricia Ryan
Presented is Volume 2 of a final report on a project to determine current practices and policies likely to result in maximized adoptive placements for mentally, emotionally, or physically handicapped children. Data on families that adopted handicapped children are analyzed, two methods for disseminating project findings (a placement workshop and a handbook for child welfare workers) are described, and recommendations are offered for improving community education and for modifying agency and governmental policies related to service delivery. In a concluding chapter, 19 major project results (including findings that prior experience with handicapped individuals significantly and positively affected a family's willingness to adopt a handicapped child) are summarized and evaluated, and future research needs are suggested. Appended are copies of the questionnaires sent to agency directors and to workers. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Dept. of Sociology.
Note: For volume 1 see EC 073 847