ERIC Number: ED381170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Library-Based Parent Resource Centers: A Guide to Implementing Programs.
Cohen, Bonnie Primus; Simkin, Linda S.
Library-based parent resource centers are an innovative way of providing important parenting information to families, for promoting early identification of developmental needs in preschool children, and for identifying community resources available to address these needs. The centers facilitate information and resource sharing among community agencies around parenting and developmental disability issues. This guide is designed for library staff interested in initiating or expanding parent resource center services in their community library. Each chapter provides information that will support the development of programs that: (1) help parents and professionals obtain a wealth of information on pregnancy, parenting, and child development and developmental disabilities in young children; (2) strengthen cooperative efforts with community service agencies and advocacy groups; and (3) increase positive visibility and support for libraries. The seven chapters are: "Introduction"; "Getting Started"; "Establishing Services"; "Engaging the Community"; "Training and Technical Assistance"; "Evaluation"; and "Making It Happen: Resources Needed to Develop Programs." The five appendices are: "Profiles of DDPC [Developmental Disabilities Planning Council] Funded Library-Based Parent Resource Centers"; "Sample 18-Month Timeline for Implementing a Library-Based Parent Resource Center"; "Reading Lists on the Development and Implementation of Library-Based Family Support Services"; "Sample Forms"; and "Guiding Principles for Parent Education and Support Programs." (MAS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Rearing, Developmental Disabilities, Library Services, Parent Education, Parent Materials, Preschool Children, Public Libraries, Resource Centers, Resource Materials
New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, 155 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210; New York Library Association, 252 Hudson Street, Albany, NY 12210-1802.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Authoring Institution: New York Library Association, New York.