ERIC Number: ED323706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support Programs for Families Who Have Children with Severe Emotional, Behavioral or Mental Disabilities: The State of the Art.
This paper profiles nine model programs for supporting families who care for a child with a severe illness or one or more disabilities and discusses current trends as they emerged from interviews with key persons in the field. Core components examined include self-help, advocacy, parent education, respite care, family-centered case management, and cash assistance. The following programs are described: Family Impact, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Family Support and Resource Center, Dane County, Wisconsin; Give Families a Break, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; The Family Support Project, Butler County, Pennsylvania; Family Support Network of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Parents Organization Supporting Special Education, Georgetown, Kentucky; Parents Involved Network, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Clinical Case Management, Tampa, Florida; and The State of Alaska--Services for Children and Youth. After a final section considering the future of such programs, contact information is given for all programs described. Three references listed. (PB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Behavior Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Problems, Family Programs, Financial Support, Home Instruction, Homebound, Interviews, Long Term Care, Mental Retardation, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Prediction, Program Evaluation, Respite Care, Services, Severe Disabilities, State Programs, Trend Analysis
Human Services Research Institute, 2336 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Services Research Inst., Cambridge, MA.