Building Foundations Curriculum Guide

Note: The Building Foundations Curriculum Guide program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Parents with intellectual disabilities

Program Overview

The Building Foundations Curriculum Guide includes a discussion on the definition of mental retardation and methods for recognizing that a parent may have an intellectual disability. The curriculum guide also offers practical advice on important topics to address when teaching parenting and independent living skills to mothers and fathers with intellectual disabilities. It also provides instructional strategies that are based on the special learning needs of the population. Additionally, the curriculum guide includes lists of numerous resources and service providers that can be contacted for more information.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

This program has been reviewed and it was determined that this program lacks the type of published, peer-reviewed research that meets the CEBC criteria for a scientific rating of 1 – 5. Therefore, the program has been given the classification of "NR - Not able to be Rated." It was reviewed because it was identified by the topic expert as a program being used in the field, or it is being marketed and/or used in California with children receiving services from child welfare or related systems and their parents/caregivers. Some programs that are not rated may have published, peer-reviewed research that does not meet the above stated criteria or may have eligible studies that have not yet been published in the peer-reviewed literature. For more information on the "NR - Not able to be Rated" classification, please see the Scientific Rating Scale.

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Building Foundations Curriculum Guide.

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Building Foundations Curriculum Guide.

Contact Information

Bernadette Irwin, MS
Phone: (410) 298-9286

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2015

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2014