ERIC Number: ED220010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Workshop Proceedings: Mini-Team Training on Developmental Disabilities. Historically Black Colleges & Developmental Disabilities: Bridging the Gap.
Alabama Center for Higher Education, Birmingham.
Proceedings from three developmental disability workshops conducted for faculty from historically black colleges are presented. The workshops sought to implement strategies to increase the number and quality of minority professionals in the developmental disabilities service system and to develop a model for better relationships with the developmental disability system that may be replicated by historically black institutions. Three regional workshops for faculty were held in Alabama, Texas, and Virginia. Through them, a training manual was made available for faculty participants. The workshops were conducted by a mini-training team comprised of one person from the following disciplines/areas: psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, nursing, social work, recreation therapy, special education, and mobility and sensory training. The workshops provided 15 hours of intensive preservice interdisciplinary training based on a training model developed by the Ohio University Affiliated Center for Human Development in Athens. Objectives of the workshops are outlined, and the schedules of the three workshops are briefly described. The keynote address for the Alabama workshop, which was presented by Yetta W. Galiber, is presented, along with the keynote address for the Texas workshop by Raymond F. Holmes, entitled "A Rubik's Cube of Service Delivery: Can We Solve the Puzzle?" and the keynote address for the Virginia workshop by Walter Barwick, "Linkers Do It Better Together--Networking: A Systematic Response for Developmentally Disabled Clients." Results of workshop evaluations and of pre- and post-tests assessing the knowledge base of workshop participants are presented, along with a sample evaluation form. (SW)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, Change Agents, College Faculty, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Retardation, Minority Groups, Models, Networks, Professional Services, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Training Objectives
Alabama Center for Higher Education, 2121 8th Avenue North, Suite 1520, Birmingham, AL 35203.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Center for Higher Education, Birmingham.