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ERIC Number: ED001059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jan
Pages: 10
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THE UNIQUENESS OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WITH LOW-INCOME PEOPLE. PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE IN FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, 4TH, NASSAU COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, JANUARY 22, 1965.
HANNAH, ARLENE; SHEA, MARGARET C.
ADEQUATE EDUCATION EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO SOCIAL TECHNIQUES. THEY MUST CONCENTRATE ON BARE ECONOMIC SURVIVAL AND VIEW THEIR PROBLEM AS EXTERNAL. THE POOR SHOULD BE REACHED WITH IMMEDIATE CONCRETE ACTION. THIS MAY BE CONSIDERED THE FIRST STEP IN THE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS IN TERMS OF ENGAGING THE POOR. SEVERAL SPECIFIC PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED WHICH ATTEMPT TO GIVE THE SLUM DWELLER A MEANS OF COPING WITH THE COMPLEXITIES OF LIFE. THE PARENT EDUCATION AIDE PROGRAM HELPS MAKE HOME CONDITIONS MORE CONDUCIVE TO SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT, FACILITATES PARENT-TEACHER INTERACTION, AND MAY ASSIST MASS EFFORTS TO PROTEST SCHOOL CONDITIONS. THE PARENT AIDES ARE INDIGENOUS NON-PROFESSIONALS, USUALLY FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHO CAN COMMUNICATE MORE EASILY AND SERVE AS EFFECTIVE ROLE MODELS FOR OTHER RESIDENTS. THE VISITING HOMEMAKERS SERVICE TEACHES MOTHERS INCREASED COMPETENCE IN HOME MANAGEMENT. IN THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY RELATIONS PROGRAM SOCIAL WORKERS TRY TO MINIMIZE THE SOCIAL DISTANCE BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE FAMILY. THE CLIENT IS GIVEN INFORMATION ABOUT RESOURCES AND IS HELPED TO ARTICULATE HIS NEEDS AND RIGHTS. A COURSE IS GIVEN TO TEACHERS TO FAMILIARIZE THEM WITH STUDENTS' HOME ENVIRONMENTS. INCLUDED IS A VISIT TO EVERY HOME, WHICH HELPS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY. THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE CENTER PROGRAM IS THE SERVICE CORE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE ALL LEVELS OF STAFF ARE AVAILABLE. THE NEW SOCIAL WORK ROLE WHICH IS EMERGING IS A GENERAL ONE, PROVIDING ALL THE MANY CONCRETE NEEDS AND SERVICES FOR THOSE IN POVERTY.
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Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)