ERIC Number: ED082833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-7
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Child and Family Resource Program: Guidelines for a Child Development-Oriented Family Resource System.
Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
The Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) of the Office of Child Development (OCD) is described. CFRP is designed to provide family-oriented, comprehensive services to children from the prenatal period through age 8, according to their individual needs. The program description stresses the use of existing community resources in a linked program network. Prerequisites for consideration as a CFRP sponsor are described, including relevant information on funding and specific guidelines for developing CFRP proposals. Topics considered include contribution to the community, nonfederal funding, minimal and additional services, program policies and performance standards, assessment of individual needs, program components, staff roles, and training. In this context, agency coordination is discussed in detail, focusing on linking parent-child centers, day care services, social service agencies, health agencies, and schools. Other areas improtant for the development of the project design are family participation, budget, and information dissemination. Plans for evaluation of the project by OCD, and the 1973 timetable for submitting proposals for funding are included. A 4-page fact sheet is included with the document. It contains a summary of program information and names and addresses of national directors of 11 existing programs. (DP)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.