ERIC Number: ED404772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
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)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Coordination, Deaf Blind, Education Work Relationship, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, State Programs, Team Training, Teamwork, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Helen Keller National Center - Technical Assistance Center, Sands Point, NY.
Note: Final issue.