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Family Support Strategies

The following are some strategies that may be useful in supporting struggling families and preventing out-of-home placement of children with disabilities:


Information on Support Families adapted from Options for Parents, Every Child Inc., Austin, Texas, www.everychildtexas.org/optionsparents.shtml. Information on respite adapted from FactSheet Number 2, Respite for Children with Disabilities and Chronic or Terminal Illnesses, National Resource Center for Respite and Crisis Care Services, www.archrespite.org/archfs02.htm.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/191/default.html). Citation: Gaylord, V., LaLiberte, T., Lightfoot, E. & Hewitt, A. (Eds.). (2006). Impact: Feature Issue on Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System 19(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.]
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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/191/191.pdf.

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