ERIC Number: ED193836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Implementation of Surrogate Parent Services.
Johnson, Roberta E.
The paper examines the surrogate parent program at Forest Haven, the District of Columbia's institution for the mentally retarded. The program provides seven major services among which are its function as an advocate for educational, court, and other personal programing and as a monitor of the educational placement of clients. Problems in the program include lack of understanding of the surrogate parent role by staff, interdepartmental conflicts, and misunderstanding of the heavy involvement required of a surrogate parent. Appended are a list of agency and surrogate responsibilities, the criteria for the selection of surrogate parents, and a description of the role of the surrogate parent. (PHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Coll., Dover.