ERIC Number: ED041433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Intervention in Disintegrating Families.
Wootton, Ray W.
A special demonstration project attempted to find means of assisting hard-core multi-problem families in a predominantly rural Idaho county. A single agency was formed to coordinate community activities and provide a variety of services for the needs of the total family. Project personnel included a director, social worker, home economist, public health nurse, and Advisory Board. Statistical data on the 84 families (450 persons) accepted for services are presented. Group activities, family counseling, home economics and health programs, and case work services were provided. Evaluative data show that 46.4% of the families made some progress. Schools reported social and academic improvement of many children involved. Potential for future adjustment of the families was rated good for 8.3%, fair for 45.2%, and poor for 46.5%. (KW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Dept. of Health, Boise.