ERIC Number: ED092287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Human Services in Rural Alaska: Highlights from the Evaluation of the Rural Areas Social Services Project.
Feldman, Frances Lomas
The Social and Rehabilitation Service granted the Alaska Division of Public Welfare funds to train and employ qualified Native village people as paraprofessionals who could provide the social services needed while living right in the village. The Rural Areas Social Services Project (RASS), a demonstration and training project aimed at bringing public welfare services to Alaska's rural areas, was planned. Awarded $328,300 for the first year, operations began in December 1968. The project was awarded $426,500 for the second year. Nineteen Native human services workers and 2 supervisors were incorporated into the budget. The proposal also provided for evaluative research, which was implemented in July 1969. The Regional Research Institute in Social Welfare (School of Social Work, University of Southern California) and an investigator planned and conducted the evaluation. Evaluation was done by observations, field reconnaissance, and interviews with villagers and Human Services aides. Some of the highlights of the evaluation report, selected by the principal investigator, pertain to: RASS's operations, the evaluative research, case service actions, community development activities, supervisory and administrative supports, coordination functions, recruitment, training, and program effectiveness. (NQ)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Welfare, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska