ERIC Number: ED288328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Families as Allies, Conference Proceedings: Parent-Professional Collaboration toward Improving Services for Seriously Emotionally Handicapped Children and Their Families (Portland, Oregon, April 28-29, 1986).
McManus, Marilyn C., Ed.; Friesen, Barbara J., Ed.
The Families as Allies Conference was held to promote collaborative working relationships between professionals and parents of seriously emotionally handicapped children and adolescents, at the case level as well as the service delivery system level. This working conference was designed to involve equal numbers of parents and professionals, including policy-making, administrative, and service delivery professionals from public systems and private service providers. Representatives from the following 13 states were invited to participate: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Included are transcriptions of speeches and panel presentations, a biographical sketch of each speaker, participant worksheets, and conference evaluation responses. Susan DeConcini gave a keynote address titled "Respect: The Key to Successful Parent-Professional Collaboration." Panel presentations dealt with obstacles to parent-professional collaboration and overcoming those barriers by viewing parents as allies of the professionals. Action plans composed of goals, strategies, and obstacles are included for each of the 12 participating states. (JDD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Counseling Services, Counselor Client Relationship, Emotional Disturbances, Family Role, Helping Relationship, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Private Agencies, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Public Agencies
Portland State University, Families as Allies Project, Research and Training Center, Regional Research Institute, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC.; Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center to Improve Services to Emotionally Handicapped Children and Their Families.