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ERIC Number: ED016074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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DEVELOPMENT OF A FILM ON HOMEMAKER SERVICES FOR INTERPRETATION TO THE PUBLIC AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL. FINAL REPORT.
JACOBY, ALBERTA
A 28-MINUTE FILM, "HOMEFIRES," DRAMATIZING THREE CASE HISTORIES OF HOMEMAKER SERVICE, WAS DEVELOPED TO BE USED AS A TRAINING AID, AN INSTRUMENT FOR MAKING COMMUNITIES AWARE OF THE SERVICE, AND A TOOL FOR RECRUITING CANDIDATES TO THE HOMEMAKER AIDES TRAINING PROGRAMS. HOMEMAKER SERVICE IS A FORM OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY HEALTH AND WELFARE AGENCIES WHEN A FAMILY OR INDIVIDUAL CANNOT MAINTAIN LIVING AND HOUSEHOLD ROUTINE DURING A TIME OF STRESS OR CRISIS. A MATURE, QUALIFIED WOMAN, WHICH AN AGENCY PLACES IN THE HOME TO FULFILL ITS NEEDS, WORKS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A CASEWORKER OR A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE. THE FILM WAS MADE IN STAGES--(1) THE PURPOSES WERE DETERMINED, (2) EXPERTS IN HOMEMAKER SERVICES SELECTED THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS TO BE SHOWN AND APPROVED THE PRACTICES TO BE DEMONSTRATED AND THE STAFF RELATIONSHIPS TO BE PORTRAYED, (3) THE CONTENT WAS WRITTEN, PHOTOGRAPHED AND EDITED, AND (4) THE FILM WAS TESTED WITH VARIOUS AUDIENCES AND A DISCUSSION GUIDE, INCORPORATING SUGGESTIONS FROM USERS, WAS PREPARED. THE FILM HAS BEEN USEFUL IN ORIENTING COMMUNITY LEADERS TO THE NEED FOR AND THE POTENTIAL OF HOMEMAKER SERVICES. (FP)
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Authoring Institution: Mental Health Film Board, Inc., New York, NY.
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