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AUCD - Posters: Families

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Monday, November 9, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Meeting Room Level


Presenters

Evaluating Parent Satisfaction with Service Provided During and After Foster Care Placement
Jenean Castillo, Ph.D., LEND Faculty, Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Lisa Kahn, MSW, MA, New York Medical College, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Jennifer Ambrogio, MSW, Fordham University, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Eileen Hoffman, MA, CCC, Mercy College, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Kelli Robinson, MSW, Fordham University

WIHD?s Child Welfare Services aim to further the goals of safety, permanency, and well-being for children and families in the child welfare system. The Parent-Child Program and EFC Aftercare Program, which provide services to support families during and after foster care placement respectively, were evaluated. Feedback was positive.


Supporting Parents with Cognitive Limitations: Practical Tools for Service Providers
Trupti Rao, Psy.D., , Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Mikaru S. Lasher, Ph.D., LEND Fellow, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Lorisa Grayson, M.D., LEND Fellow, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development
Celia Bertuzzi, R.N.C., LEND Fellow, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development

Parents with cognitive limitations experience difficulties in conceptual, practical, and social functioning. Their children face risk for foster care placement. Social service providers need tools to help them identify and assist these parents. This project describes a screening tool and resource guide being developed to help providers support these parents.


Family Support and Empowerment: Study of a Post-Diagnosis Support Group
Lindsay Conway, Master of Social Work, former LEND intern, New Hampshire LEND Program
John Iudice, Master of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, NH - Institute on Disability / UCED

Following an Autism diagnosis, families are faced with a number of emotional and systemic challenges. The following poster depicts research gathered from two post-diagnosis, psycho-educational parent support groups. Groups were co-facilitated by LEND trainees. Quantitative and qualitative tools were used to measure changes in empowerment and support felt by participants.


Supporting Family Participation: A Developmental Model
Fran Goldfarb, MA, Director, Family Support, USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND

Meeting families where they are, not where we think they should be is core to Family Centered Care. However, we often confuse a lack of skills with a lack of motivation or concern. This workshop provides developmental models for supporting families, in collaboration at the individual, programmatic and systems level.


Sibling Leadership Network
Katie Arnold, B.A., Director of Community Education, Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND
Tamar Heller, PhD, IL - University of Illinois UCE

This poster will share information about the national Sibling Leadership Network, including key recommendations around research, policy and advocacy, and services and supports for siblings of people with developmental disabilities.


Parent and Sibling Perceptions of the Sibling Relationship
Tom Fish, Dr., The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

This presentation discusses findings of a study that examines the perceptions of siblings and their parents regarding the sibling relationship. The study employed a revised version of the sibling need and involvment profile originally developed by the presentor and designed to examine 5 domains of the sibling relationship.