ERIC Number: ED358628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support Services. ARCH Factsheet Number 22.
This two-page fact sheet summarizes typical approaches, programs, and resources in the area of family support and respite programs for families with special needs. Principles of family support programs are listed, stressing the common goal of increasing the ability of families to successfully nurture children. Typical components of such programs are also listed, including life skills training, parent information classes and support groups, information and referral services, auxiliary support services, and advocacy. Principles of crisis nursery and respite care programs are identified, such as provision of services to families rather than to individuals, provision of an array of services, emphasis on family strengths rather than weaknesses, governance that includes parents, and cultural awareness. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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.