ERIC Number: ED336928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
"The Answer to My Prayers": A Case Study of the CITE Family Support Program, Cincinnati, Ohio. Based on a Site Visit, September 1, 2, & 3, 1987.
The case study, one of a series of reports describing innovative practices in integrating people with disabilities into community life, describes the Community Training and Education (CITE) Program in Cincinnati (Ohio), which provides training and education for children with disabilities and their families through home-based services. The program is administered by a not-for-profit corporation. The first section examines the development of this new service delivery approach noting the importance of administrative leadership, creative redirection of funds, and coping with resistance from parents and from within the agency. The program is then described noting eligibility (all children with a primary disability of moderate to profound mental retardation), the referral process, services offered, parent involvement, funding/costs, and staffing. Accounts of visits to eight families served by the program are then summarized with parental reactions covering: the need for on-going rather than time-limited support; the value of services provided in their homes; help with coping skills; involvement of fathers; emotional support; and dealing with challenging behaviors. The final section identifies program issues including lack of complete agreement on the program's ideology, the dilemma between maintaining a professional distance and providing emotional support, and the definition of "family." Includes six references. (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Children, Delivery Systems, Eligibility, Home Programs, Home Visits, Infants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Education, Parent Role, Participant Satisfaction, Referral, Severe Mental Retardation
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, 200 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-2340 ($2.40).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.