ERIC Number: ED240325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Model to Facilitate Deinstitutionalization and the Assumption of the Normal Societal Role of Worker for Emotionally Disabled Citizens. Final Report 1982-83.
Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, NJ.
A joint collaborative effort between Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital and the Parsippany Adult School had as its objective the facilitation of the deinstitutionalization and the assumption of the normal societal role of workers for emotionally disabled citizens. This was to be accomplished through the development, delivery, and refinement of a consumer and homemaking daily living skills educational model. Specific project objectives included the provision of instruction in these educational modules: basic housekeeping, use of transportation, money management, wise consumer shopping, nutrition and meal preparation, use of community leisure and social service resources, and orientation to the world of work. Parsippany Adult School provided daily instruction to 23 Greystone residents and their eight accompanying staff. Staff were thus provided with a new role as a teacher. Instructional sites were within a transitional unit at the hospital. Community-based experiences were an integral part of the project. Residents showed improvement in most areas of instruction. Staff participants developed and implemented numerous individual instructional lessons on their own for residents and offered assistance in daily lessons and learning activities. Appendixes include an assessment instrument, data, a project brochure, and bibliographies for each instructional area. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Consumer Education, Daily Living Skills, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Emotional Disturbances, Homemaking Skills, Job Skills, Models, Money Management, Nutrition, Practical Arts, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Travel Training, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education and Career Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Greystone Psychiatric Hospital, NJ.