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ERIC Number: ED404772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
How State and Local Interagency Partnerships Work.
Rachal, Patricia, Ed.
HKNC-TAC News, v9 n1 1996
This newsletter theme issue describes a state-local team partnership model for interagency transition efforts for young adults with deaf-blindness. Excepts from a presentation by Jane M. Everson identify key aspects and characteristics of effective state and local interagency partnerships. These include: (1) strategies for initiating and organizing teams; (2) the importance of confirming team membership; (3) strategies for conducting local needs assessments; (4) usefulness of value and mission statements; (5) the importance of developing team structures and operational procedures; (6) strategies for fostering team effectiveness; (7) outcomes attained by focusing on individuals; (8) strategies for maintaining a team's direction and focus; (9) strategies for developing and implementing action plans; and (10) the importance of monitoring and evaluating a team's effectiveness. Characteristics of an effective group are listed. The task behaviors that are necessary to help accomplish action steps and the maintenance behaviors to ensure health team cohesiveness are also identified. A strategy is described for assessing and building the commitment level of team members, and information is provided on how to set goals and objectives and evaluate outcomes of a team. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Final issue.