ERIC Number: ED332420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Therapeutic Case Advocacy Trainers' Guide: A Format for Training Direct Service Staff and Administrators. Therapeutic Case Advocacy Project.
Mason, James L.; Young, Thomas M., III
This guide assists in establishing a collaborative unit or a task group to deliver services to children and youth with serious emotional disabilities and their families. The guide is not intended to be an exhaustive manual, but does address the primary activities of professionals using interagency collaboration to establish comprehensive systems of care. The guide creates a system of care using a therapeutic case advocacy approach, considering three components (case advocacy, interpersonal interventions, and case management) at three levels (interagency organizational, and case levels). Activities and exercises are presented for four training goals: (1) understanding emotional disorders; (2) creating the individualized system of care; (3) resource identification and development; and (4) applying the components of the model. An appendix contains forms useful in evaluating whether the therapeutic case advocacy model produces changes over time in the expectations, instructions, supports, and rewards of designated behavior settings within the children's environment. The forms gather data based on environmental characteristics, children, unit participants, the service team, and parents. (Five references) (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Advocacy, Community Resources, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Individualized Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Models, Organizational Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resources, Teamwork, Training Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.