ERIC Number: ED377598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-25
Reference Count: N/A
A Fire Safety Certification System for Board and Care Operators and Staff. SBIR Phase II: Final Report.
Walker, Bonnie L.
This report describes Phase II of a project which developed a system for delivering fire safety training to board and care providers who serve adults with developmental disabilities. Phase II focused on developing and pilot testing a "train the trainers" workshop for instructors and field testing the provider's workshop. Evaluation of the 2-day instructor's workshop showed significantly improved scores from pre-test to post-test and positive participant evaluations. Twelve of the 16 eligible participants subsequently conducted workshops for board and care providers. The field test of the 1-day workshops for providers, with 263 participants, also found significant knowledge gains and positive attitudes. Recommendations focused on revisions to the provider workshop so that it can more easily be given in 1 day. This report describes the overall study design and procedures; the design of the instructor's workshop pilot test and its results; the design of and results from the field test of the provider's workshop; results of an additional workshop and a follow-up survey; summaries of the findings, problems, and recommendations for changes to both workshops and workshop materials; and implications for the project's final phase (Phase III). (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Attendants, Demonstration Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Field Tests, Fire Protection, Group Homes, Inservice Education, Knowledge Level, Material Development, Participant Satisfaction, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Residential Institutions, Safety, Staff Development, Training Methods, Workshops
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.