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ERIC Number: ED228808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Pages: 165
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstrating Model Continua of Respite Care and Parent Training Services for Families of Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Final Report.
Cohen, Shirley
A report of a project that established systems of respite care and training of parents who have developmentally disabled members in their home is presented. Attention is directed to project objectives, activities, and outcomes and to the following specific components: collection and analysis of data on factors promoting utilization and effectiveness of respite care services, technical assistance and information dissemination, and the development of university based models for parent training. The project involved the collaboration of the City University of New York and the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., as well as demonstration programs in Central Maryland, Northeastern Maine, and Philadelphia. Outcome data are presented on services used by survey respondents and their effect on family functioning, and the effectiveness of respite care workers. Additionally, parent training models are summarized, and evaluation data are provided for workshops on communication, behavior management, motor development, and feeding skills. Additional materials include: student comments on their attitudes and skills in working with parents, a family questionnaire, parent interview questions, a respite care worker questionnaire, information on workshops, lists of nine references for professionals, a list of eight references for parents and six audiovisual training materials, and a list of 19 parent training/support programs. (SEW)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.