ERIC Number: ED385068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Interprofessional Education for Family-Centered Services: A Survey of Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Training Programs.
Jivanjee, Pauline R.; And Others
This study identified the content and educational methods of family-centered training programs designed to prepare professionals for interprofessional, interagency, and family-professional collaboration. Although the main focus was on training to improve services to families whose children have serious emotional disorders, the programs identified were drawn from the broad arena of training for family-centered practice in the human services. Fifty-one programs were studied, in two major groups: university preservice and professional education programs (n=25), and agency-based inservice and continuing education programs (n=26). An overview is presented of the training programs, including information about the design, planning, implementation, content, administration, and evaluation of training programs. Approximately three-fourths of the training programs surveyed had an interdisciplinary advisory group. This appears to be an important tool in developing and maintaining a collaborative focus. Findings suggest that interprofessional collaboration is seen as a special interest, rather than an essential part of the training for all professionals to provide family-centered services. A brief case study of each training program is included. Appended is a list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers for each program and brief program descriptions. (SW)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Methods, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Inservice Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interprofessional Relationship, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Education, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Teamwork
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.