ERIC Number: ED460490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of the Support Families Receive and Parent Perceptions of How Helpful These Supports Are in Meeting the Needs of Their Children and Families.
Lehman, Constance M.
Two-hundred and fifty parents of children with emotional or behavioral disorders residing in Oregon were surveyed concerning the nature and extent of support they received. Parents were affiliated with the Oregon Family Support Network, a statewide, parent-run, information and family advocacy organization. One hundred usable surveys were returned. Major findings indicated: 29 percent reported receiving none of the seven identified functions of service coordination; the most commonly received function was assessment and the least commonly received function was teaching in self-advocacy skills; school personnel provided service coordination more frequently than any other discipline; families with children ages 11 to 18 received more services than families with children younger or older; there was a significant positive relationship between parent satisfaction and number of functions of service coordination received; and parents expressed needs for respite care, transition services, and services for young adults. Findings support continued efforts to provide service coordination within a child-centered and family-focused system of support. (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Behavior Disorders, Child Advocacy, Children, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Family Needs, Family Programs, Integrated Services, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Social Support Groups, Surveys
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon