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ERIC Number: ED288327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Pages: 278
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
National Directory of Organizations Serving Parents of Seriously Emotionally Handicapped Children and Youth.
Yoakum, Katie S., Ed.; Friesen, Barbara J.
This directory contains information about 214 organizations that offer support, information, and other services to parents of seriously emotionally handicapped children and adolescents in the United States. The directory listings were compiled from information obtained through a 1985-86 survey of parent organizations conducted by the Families as Allies project of the Portland Research and Training Center (Oregon). The groups listed provide one or more of the following services to parents: (1) education and information; (2) parent teaching; (3) advocacy, either at the case or systems level; (4) support groups; or (5) direct assistance such as respite care, transportation, or child-care. The organizations listed represent a wide range of organizational types. They include self-help organizations organized by and for parents with no professional assistance, groups started by staff members of service-providing agencies, and groups sponsored by other organizations. The organizations are listed alphabetically within states. Each entry includes organization name, address, and telephone number; director; other contact persons; geographic service area; and a list of services offered to parents. (JDD)
Portland State University, Families as Allies Project, Research and Training Center, Regional Research Institute, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center to Improve Services to Emotionally Handicapped Children and Their Families.