ERIC Number: ED323692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support Services in the United States: An End of Decade Status Report.
Knoll, James A.; And Others
The monograph examines the status and needs of state family support efforts over the last decade, based on interviews with 83 people in state Developmental Disabilities Councils and various state agencies. An introductory section provides an historical context for family support, presents a synthesis of state family support efforts, and delineates key components of appropriate family support systems including: (1) legislative mandate; (2) articulated guiding principles; (3) family focus; (4) parental control; (5) parent oversight; (6) flexible funding; (7) core services; (8) service brokerage; (9) interagency collaboration; (10) inclusive eligibility; (11) statewide scope; (12) Medicaid policy; (13) community centeredness; and (14) active outreach. The major portion of the document consists of profiles of each state, which typically include information on name and nature of program, date of implementation, administering agency/contact person, number of families served, eligibility criteria, services covered and allowable expenditures, limits on benefits, current funding level, background, program structure, implementation issues, Medicaid policy, related efforts, evaluation, future directions, and lessons learned. Appended are the phone interview guide and associated letter. Contains 28 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Eligibility, Family Programs, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Parent Role, Social Services, State Legislation, State Programs, Trend Analysis
Human Services Research Institute, 2336 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Services Research Inst., Cambridge, MA.