ERIC Number: ED441558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Making Room at the Table: Fostering Family Involvement in the Planning and Governance of Formal Support Systems. Facilitators' Guide to Group Discussion, 3-Hour Version.
Jeppson, Elizabeth; Thomas, Josie; Markward, Anthony; Kelly, JoAnne; Koser, Gail; Diehl, David
Health, education, and human service agencies are beginning to think strategically and systematically about how to provide family members with opportunities for meaningful involvement as partners. Noting that collaboration between families and professionals in program and policy settings requires all parties to acquire new skills, this guide for group facilitators provides experiential exercises to help family members and professionals forge new relationships and formulate new ideas for future work together. Activities for this 3-hour group meeting use a variety of learning formats, including brainstorming, individual reflection, large and small group discussion, and case study analysis. The guide provides information on the recommended group size, trainer or facilitator qualifications, materials needed, ways to modify the training, and information on additional resources. Also included are extensive notes for trainers or facilitators, a sample meeting agenda, activity instructions and materials needed, and handouts. (KB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperation, Empowerment, Experiential Learning, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Group Activities, Group Discussion, Leaders, Leaders Guides, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Program Development, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Support Groups, Workshops
Family Support America, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606 (Family Support America members, $15; non-members, $17). Tel: 312-338-0900; Fax: 312-338-1522; Web site: http://www.familysupportamerica.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.
Authoring Institution: Family Support America, Chicago, IL.; Institute for Family-Centered Care, Bethesda, MD.