ERIC Number: ED341175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Model Family Professional Partnerships for Interventions in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury.
Pieper, Betty; Singer, George
A meeting of professional experts in pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) focused on gathering current expert opinion regarding assistance to families with a child having such an injury. Quantitative data from an ethnographic survey of 214 parents on the effects of TBI on the family is summarized. Then, normalization for families of TBI children is addressed including normalization or social role valorization and provision of services versus supports. A discussion of improving medical services for the family, by James Wasco, is summarized next, followed by an account of a talk on improving rehabilitation services, by Ellen Lehr, who offers recommendations concerning development of educational material for families, training for rehabilitation professionals, and the development of continuity in services. Finally, Janet Williams looks at the family and the community and offers such recommendations as "establish a facilitator of integration" and "create Individualized Family Service Plans for all families of children with TBI." Agreement by participants that case management needs to be expanded to provide more direct help to families is noted. A final section on historical perspectives compares the medical and residualist models of case management and recommends replacement of the "case manager" role with the "resource specialist" role. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Head Injury Association, Albany.