ERIC Number: ED377597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
A Fire Safety Certification System for Board and Care Operators and Staff. SBIR Phase I: Final Report.
Walker, Bonnie L.
This report describes the development and pilot testing of a fire safety certification system for board and care operators and staff who serve clients with developmental disabilities. During Phase 1, training materials were developed, including a trainer's manual, a participant's coursebook a videotape, an audiotape, and a pre-/post test which was evaluated for reliability and validity. Pilot testing of the program was conducted with 12 staff members of residential facilities for adults with developmental disabilities. Evaluation indicated a significant mean gain from pre-test to post-test for participants and positive attitudes toward the program. The report documents the need for the study, its objectives, development of the system from the initial focus group process through the design of training materials and selection of training techniques, study design, data analysis, and presentation of the pilot test results. (Contains 24 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attendants, Developmental Disabilities, Fire Protection, Group Homes, Inservice Education, Knowledge Level, Material Development, Prevention, Residential Institutions, Safety, Staff Development, Test Construction, Training Methods
Bonnie Walker & Associates, Inc., 2135 Espey Court, Suite 16, Crofton, MD 21114.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Walker (Bonnie) and Associates, Inc., Crofton, MD.