ERIC Number: ED338331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Addressing the Needs of St. Louis Children At Risk. A Report to the Community from Project Respond.
Patton, Richard H.; And Others
This document reports the findings of Project Respond, a program designed to develop a model for assessing and addressing risk to children in the St. Louis community. Section A concerns: (1) a definition of risk; (2) effects of profound sociological risk on children; (3) social and economic costs of sociological risk. In Section B, the Project Respond program and its research are described in terms of background; project strategy; initial operations; specific functions; and ongoing project operations. Section C presents a model for detailed assessment of risk, and covers the need for detailed assessment; the nature of the assessment model; the model's assumptions, measures, and norms; and technical notes on the assessment model and data analysis. Section D discusses preliminary research findings relating to the demographics of risk; the nature and extent of local risk; current local efforts to address risk; and policy and program options for addressing risk. Section E summarizes major findings and recommendations. Appendix A offers the pilot program model of the Project Respond Educational Pilot Program (PREPP), and Appendix B lists resources and a bibliography of about 65 items. A list of program models is also provided. (SH)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Community Action, Community Surveys, Delinquency, Dropout Prevention, Drug Abuse, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Foster Children, High Risk Students, Models, Needs Assessment, Poverty, Preschool Education, Program Development, Racial Discrimination, Social Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Public Policy Research Centers.
Identifiers: Gangs; Missouri (Saint Louis); Project Respond MO