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ERIC Number: ED440477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 1060
Abstractor: N/A
Partners Plus: Families and Caregivers in Partnerships. A Family-Centered Guide to Respite Care. Trainer's Workshop Manual [and] Community Planning Manual [and] A Family Manual [and] Caregiver Manual.
Ownby, Lisa L.; Hooke, Amanda C.; Moore, Dee Wylie; Garland, Corinne W.; Frank, Adrienne
Four manuals on implementing the Partners Respite Model, which provides respite care for children with disabilities or chronic illnesses, comprise this document. The Community Planning Manual offers a step-by-step guide to replication of the Partners Respite Model and is divided into sections on developing the Partners program, implementing the Partners program, measuring program success, and offering resources. The Trainer's Workshop Manual is intended to be used for a 6-hour group training in implementing the model's 5 steps: (1) recruit families and caregivers; (2) conduct partners workshop; (3) help families choose caregivers; (4) guide families as they train their own caregivers; and (5) provide continuing support. The Family Manual guides families in choosing and training their own respite caregivers by using their children's daily routines to develop training plans. It also provides worksheets, resources, and forms. Finally, the Caregiver Manual offers basic information on caring for young children with disabilities and supporting families. It includes information about respite, communication, building partnerships, disabilities awareness, child development, children with special needs, and personalized training with families. (DB)
Child Development Resources, P.O. Box 280, Norge, VA 23127-0280; Tel: 757-566-3300; Fax: 757-566-8977; e-mail:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Early Education Program for Children with Disabilities.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Resources, Norge, VA.
Note: For a related Partner Plus document, see EC 307 757.