ERIC Number: ED252050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Power Brokering in the Community. Workbook Series for Providing Services to Children with Handicaps and Their Families.
The workbook is intended to help people working on a community level to secure services for handicapped children. It assumes that the reader already has gathered data to determine gaps in the community's existing service system and that a list of needed services has been identified and prioritized. An introductory section examines what is meant by power brokering, and outlines five preliminary steps: (1) analyzing in detail service needs; (2) rechecking for self-help feasibility; (3) double checking that services needed are not already mandated by law to be administered by someone else; (4) reviewing analysis of service components; and (5) planning the strategy for power brokering the feasible, needed services. A sample worksheet of a community's planning for a parent support and training service is presented. The second section describes and provides worksheets on four basic kinds of power: knowledge, individuals with special skills and talents, groups of people with potential to use their mutual concerns, and material things. The final section suggests keys to successful power brokering and offers examples of effective action. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 171 305-308.