ERIC Number: ED338442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Family Resource Programs.
Bouie-Scott, Barbara, Ed.
Family resource programs seek to foster the development of emotionally stable children and parents. Two underlying assumptions of family resource programs are that programs should focus on family strengths, not weaknesses; and that programs should empower families, not create dependence on professionals. Education of the public about the need and appropriateness of using family resource programs is essential to providing services. The services provided are diverse. This booklet describes specific family resource programs in Illinois and throughout the country. The Family Resource Coalition, based in Chicago, is an organization representing community-based primary prevention programs for families across the country. Other Illinois programs described include Family Focus; National Lekotek Center; Riverside Family Resource Center; Illinois NEXT STEPS; Ounce of Prevention Fund; Parents Too Soon; Heart to Heart; The Developmental Program; Primary Prevention Programs; Center for Successful Child Development; Head Start; Toward Teen Health; and Kids PEPP. A list of 45 other Illinois programs is included. The activities of 16 programs from 12 other states are also described. (BC)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Development, Crisis Intervention, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood, Family Programs, Information Services, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Referral, Resource Centers, Sexual Abuse
Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, Office of Urban Assistance, 620 East Adams Street, 5th Floor, Springfield, IL 62701 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.
Identifiers: Family Resource Coalition; Illinois; Parent Empowerment