ERIC Number: ED357536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Results of Descriptive Study of Crisis Nursery and Respite Care Programs.
Huntington, Gail S.; And Others
This report describes results of an evaluation of respite care programs and crisis nursery programs for children with disabilities, based on survey forms received from 81 programs and site visits to selected programs across the United States. The survey of crisis nursery programs and the survey of respite care programs gathered data on amount of time between receiving the grant award and provision of services, types of families served, settings in which services were offered, types of services offered for children and for parents, program staff, and characteristics of families served. A second survey, with 65 programs responding, examined fiscal and administrative issues, including funding sources, eligibility criteria, number and types of services offered, and staff training. The evaluation found that: most programs were serving families within 6 months of receiving the grant award; services most frequently offered to parents were telephone consultation, respite from child care, and case management; and services most frequently offered to children were a sitter in the home, day care, case management, screening, and assessment. Costs of services proved to be difficult to establish. Appendixes contain copies of survey forms. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.; North Carolina State Div. of Mental Health, Raleigh. Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.
Authoring Institution: ARCH National Resource Center for Crisis Nurseries and Respite Care Services, Chapel Hill, NC.