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ERIC Number: ED307761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Monitoring Community Residences: Guidelines/Handbook Developed by ARC-Ohio.
Bersani, Hank A., Jr.
This two-volume set containing guidelines and a handbook is intended for persons monitoring the quality of community residences for retarded individuals. The guidelines document begins with a monitoring review worksheet which elicits information in the following categories: human, civil, and legal rights; environment; use of community resources; commitment to personal growth; staff; and personal relationships. The questions in each category are preceded by a brief statement of the issue. A bibliography of residential monitoring instruments completes the guidelines. The handbook contains resource material for monitors, including information on the following: qualifications of a residential service monitor; residential services planning and basic principles; principles for the operation of community residential services; criteria for selecting a residence; some major residential models; the principle of normalization; the community imperative; and common negative practices in community residences. A bibliography on community residences and residential quality contains 32 items. Appended are: the certificate of volunteer monitor training completion and confidentiality agreement; a sample volunteer job description; a list of community resources; potential staff training topics; a sample schedule for a training workshop; a proposed procedure for filing monitoring reports; an outline of a monitoring report; and various sample affiliation agreements. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Evaluation Methods, Group Homes, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Residential Programs
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, Research and Training Center on Community Integration, 724 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-4230 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Retarded Citizens, Columbus, OH.