ERIC Number: ED359723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Crisis Nursery Services--Responding to Parental Concerns. ARCH Factsheet Number 20.
Montgomery, Becky; And Others
Crisis nursery programs were developed to offer temporary relief from child care responsibilities for parents experiencing a crisis or extreme stress. While the programs focus on being helpful and supportive, they may seem threatening to some parents. Service providers need to understand parents' fears and concerns about using crisis nurseries and to offer services that are sensitive to parental needs and responsibilities. Parents' concerns include: their roles and responsibilities while using crisis nursery services; separation from their children; the child's safety; worry that the child may not want to return home; confidentiality of family information; and worry that they are giving up their rights to their child. Successful crisis nursery services are those that build trust, provide support, build communication, and are family focused. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Human Resources, Raleigh. Div. of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.; ARCH National Resource Center for Crisis Nurseries and Respite Care Services, Chapel Hill, NC.