ERIC Number: ED195904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Model of a Family Communiversity.
Kohut, Nester C.
Family conservation is a new approach for strengthening nuclear families on a system level. The family communiversity is an agency developed to effect that approach. A discussion of family conservation on the systems level concerns the need for coping with those forces detrimental to families. The objective of family conservation is to maximize family potential and enhance quality of life. A major reason cited for the need for family conservation is the ineffectiveness of helping professions and other family-serving systems and institutions. The family communiversity is viewed as a means of effecting family conservation by functioning as an interdisciplinary critic, advocate, educator, and activist. One model of the family communiversity is described, including its development and testing out by questionnaires mailed to 28 professionals working in the family welfare field. A discussion of responses received from 22 professionals considers the usefulness of the family, the inadequacies of present family-serving systems and the feasibility of the family communiversity. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Sarasota, Florida