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ERIC Number: ED012849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HOME MANAGEMENT AIDES, A HOME SKILLS TEACHING SERVICE FOR LOW INCOME MOTHERS.
MURTON, BONNIE J.; AND OTHERS
ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF ALL AID FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN CASES IN THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS WERE IN TWO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT TARGET AREAS WHERE MOTHERS OFTEN LACKED HOME MANAGEMENT SKILLS NECESSARY TO REAR THEIR CHILDREN. AS ONE OF SEVERAL DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS TO PREVENT AND ALLEVIATE PROBLEMS OF DELINQUENCY, IN 1964 FOUR HOME MANAGEMENT AIDES (HMA) WERE HIRED BY THE HENNEPIN COUNTY WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE TO MOTHERS IN THE AREAS OF SHOPPING, HOME MAINTENANCE, BUDGETING, CHILD CARE, CLOTHING SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE, FOOD AND NUTRITION, AND FINDING ADEQUATE HOUSING. IN THE FIRST YEAR 309 CASES WERE REFERRED TO HMA BY THE WELFARE CASEWORKERS. THE AIDE'S WORK WITH THE MOTHERS ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS IN THEIR HOMES WAS LATER AUGMENTED BY ONCE-A-WEEK CLASSES IN SEWING AND HOME MANAGEMENT. RESPONSE TO THE PROGRAM WAS SO FAVORABLE THAT THE WELFARE DEPARTMENT DOUBLED THE NUMBER OF AIDES AND WAS CONSIDERING FURTHER EXPANSION. (ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS OF STAFF SELECTION AND TRAINING, BUDGET, OPERATING STATISTICS, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EVALUATION METHODS, PUBLIC WELFARE MANUAL, AND COURSE OUTLINE ARE GIVEN.) (COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELFARE COUNCIL, 404 SOUTH 8TH ST., MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA) (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Community Health and Welfare Council of Hennepin County Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)