ERIC Number: ED398717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Out-of-Community Residential Programs by Improving Services to Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Their Families. Final Report.
Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
This final report describes a demonstration project in Addison County, Vermont, to increase the capacity of families, educators, and other service providers to serve children and youth with serious emotional disturbances in their homes, schools, and community settings rather than in residential settings. The project developed, field-tested, and evaluated a model which emphasized a collaborative, family-centered approach for utilizing local and state interagency resources to address prevention, crisis intervention, and community planning for identified students and their families. Components of the project included a statewide advisory council; an interagency support team; individual student support teams; a community needs assessment; implementation of a community planning process for examining policy and practice issues that promote or interfere with maintaining the student within the community; and development of action plans for addressing identified needs, policies, and practices. Evaluation indicated improved child behavior and academic functioning, increased perceived family support, and satisfaction with services delivered through the interagency support team process. Technical assistance, training, and dissemination activities were also implemented. Individual sections of the report provide a summary of accomplishments and products by specific objective. Appendices provide additional documentation such as a description of the hiring process for the interagency support team and a list of dissemination products. (CR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Planning, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Human Services, Inservice Education, Intervention, Models, Prevention, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont