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ERIC Number: ED407808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Applying Wraparound Approaches in Schools: Evaluating Training and Technical Assistance Activities.
Eber, Lucille; Rolf, Karen
A study of 250 persons who work with youth with emotional or behavior disorders and participated in school-based wraparound training in several sites across Illinois, evaluated the technical assistance that was provided to them. The initial training provided an introduction to the wraparound process and offered strategies for use in schools. A year later, follow-up technical assistance meetings were offered for those who had been implementing the initial training and providing leadership or technical assistance to others in their schools and/or communities. Participants numbered 80. Results found that participants could identify specific strategies for implementation as a result of the technical assistance activities, and that they tended to support others in the same areas that they focused on for implementation in their own work. These areas included using strength-based approaches; participating in child and family teams; interacting with school staff; using creative alternatives; and insuring parent access/voice/ownership. Individuals reported financial resources, time, and attitudes of staff as challenges to implementation. Participants also reported more change in their own work roles than perceived change in supporting others. Findings also indicated that participants changed their focus for future efforts as a result of the one-day follow-up technical assistance activity. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois