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ERIC Number: ED391287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Get It Together! A Training Sequence.
Bell, Jane E.; Shaffer, Joyce D.
This training manual is designed for use with groups of individuals involved in initiating or improving interagency, interdisciplinary service coordination and is especially suitable for teams training together to provide better services for children, youth, and adults with disabilities. The training program consists of six modules requiring an estimated time of about 18 hours. An introduction outlines the program's objectives, intended audience, facilitator qualifications, and requirements for success. A section for facilitators summarizes module format, details facilitator responsibilities, and highlights facilitator choices. Each module includes a cover sheet listing needed materials and equipment, training time, an outline of the instructional sequence including suggested script, and a materials section of transparency masters and handouts. Module 1 sets the philosophical frame, explores belief systems, and defines interagency interdisciplinary service coordination. Module 2 introduces scenarios as a basis for practice applications, examines why change agents fail, and identifies challenges to successful interagency service coordination. Module 3 leads participant teams through processes of identifying partner membership, initial member assessments, identifying priority service needs, and developing mission statements and cooperative agreements. Module 4 introduces models of interagency service coordination, describes essential management tasks, and examines the role of service coordinator. Module 5 examines the essentials of sound program evaluation as it relates to interagency service coordination efforts. Module 6 offers practical techniques for persuading families, consumers, other agencies, and superiors to support interagency service coordination efforts. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.; Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Special Education.; CHANGE AGENTS, West Des Moines, IA.
Note: For a related document, see EC 304 535.