ERIC Number: ED396856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Putting the Pieces Together: Comprehensive School-Linked Strategies for Children and Families.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
At a time when schools are expected to do more than ever, it is important for them to forge strong partnerships with others in the community who share their concerns for the well-being and success of children. This guidebook illustrates how principals, teachers, and other members of a school staff can reach out to families and the community to build a system of strong support for the healthy development and learning of their children. The introductory chapter of the guidebook examines what comprehensive strategies for children, youth, and families are; who benefits from comprehensive strategies; and what role the schools play in carrying out these strategies. An overview of the guidebook is also provided. The chapters are as follows: (1) "Building Collaborative Partnerships"; (2)"Conducting a Community Assessment"; (3) "Finding and Developing Resources"; (4) "Evaluating School-Linked Strategies"; (5) "Moving from Vision to Action"; and (6) "Maintaining Momentum in Collaboration." Two appendices list federal support for links between schools and comprehensive strategies, and suggested resources. Contains 21 references. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Family Support; School Based Services
Note: The 10 Regional Educational Laboratories collaborated in developing the content of this document.