ERIC Number: ED374580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
For the Children. Building Partnerships for Special Needs Children: A Parent and Provider Resource.
Barnes, Deborah J.
This manual provides information to assist individuals in working together more effectively to provide comprehensive services and improve outcomes for children with special health care needs. The manual emphasizes the need for a union of services that places the child and family at the center and exists to provide educational, medical/health, and human services. The manual also emphasizes that promoting such services requires collaboration and commitment from parents, health professionals, educators, administrators, state agencies, elected officials, and concerned citizens. The objectives of the partnership-building process include: (1) strengthen commitment to the developmentand expansion of family-centered, community-based, coordinated services for children with special health care needs; (2) design services that promote transition from childhood to full functional adulthood; (3) define leadership roles; (4) provide training and support to facilitate the development of services; and (5) facilitate and support community level teamwork. Chapters of the manual provide information on the components of a system of services, types of support needed, transition and related issues, parent's role, health and medical services, nurse's role, early and periodic screening, educator's role, and public education laws. The manual concludes with a list of educational terminology and medical terminology. Contains 34 references. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Wyoming State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Cheyenne. Div. of Public Health.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming