ERIC Number: ED332462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Workbook Series for Providing Services to Children with Handicaps and Their Families. Worbook for: Developing Culturally Competent Programs for Families of Children with Special Needs. 2nd Edition.
Roberts, Richard N.; And Others
A series of self-study questions is presented to examine policy and practice issues important in developing culturally competent programs for children with special needs and their families. Cultural competence refers to a program's ability to honor and respect the beliefs, interpersonal styles, attitudes, and behaviors both of families who are clients and the multicultural staff who are providing services. The self-study questions are designed to help program staff reflect on their program's decision-making process and examine how cultural issues affecting staff and clients interact with those decisions. The goal of the workbook exercises is to help the program target areas where staff, community, and families can work together to enable the program to become more culturally competent in the delivery of services to all cultural and ethnic groups within the program's catchment area. Two self-studies are included. The first is intended to be used by programs; it provides an analysis of the type of agency supporting the program; types of services to be offered; policy issues affecting program design; and issues in practice such as assessment, outreach, staffing, client load, and training. The second study guide is intended for larger state organizations or interagency groups and focuses on: definition of target population; assessment; integrated service models, including the provision of case management; outreach and public awareness efforts; central directory, including early intervention services and resources; and personnel development. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown Univ. Child Development Center, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see EC 300 324.