ERIC Number: ED404824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-1
The Coping Project: Outreach Training Project. Final Report.
John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, NJ.
This final report describes a 16-state project designed to enhance the coping effectiveness of young children with special needs and to support their families through training and technical assistance. The project had validated models, products, and training procedures to expand the adaptive behavior and resilience of children with limited coping resources. In collaboration with the lead agency and/or department of education, a state training plan was developed which described the outreach activities to be conducted within each state. The project's primary objective was to provide training to parents and professionals through awareness activities, on-site workshops at early intervention and preschool programs, and specialized training and technical assistance. Unique features of the project included: (1) an intervention frame of reference based on a theoretical model of the coping process; (2) a personalized decision-making model that was used to foster parent-professional collaboration in the development of a functionally oriented education plan; and (3) a proven service approach that was responsive to families of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds and was tailored to meet the needs of children with a wide range of disabling or at-risk conditions. An appendix includes a list of sample training activities. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Adaptive Behavior (of Disabled), Coping, Cultural Awareness, Decision Making, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Edison, NJ.