ERIC Number: ED097107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Interstate Migrant Human Development Project.
Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.
This report discusses the background study, and proposed objectives, mode of operation personnel training, staff, assessment, and facilities of a Head Start relocation service for migrant families. Included is a description of the establishment of such a relocation service which provided followup social services activities from one state to another. The proposed program utilizes a "human developer" (a paraprofessional) to work with families: (1) to initiate new services where none exist and to adapt existing services to meet migrant needs, (2) to see that comprehensive services for the whole family--adults as well as children--are provided, (3) to provide a community liaison service (for public relations, cultural interpretations), and (4) to provide for followup needs as the migrant family moves from place to place. The unique feature of this paraprofessional is that he would be drawn from a migrant background and would relocate from home base to northern work locations and then return to the home base. The potential of this type of relocating service for the migrant is evaluated, and its relation to overall Project Head Start operations is evaluated. (CS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Ancillary Services, Child Advocacy, Child Development Centers, Community Programs, Mexican Americans, Migrant Problems, Migrant Programs, Migrant Welfare Services, Poverty Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Improvement, Relocation, Staff Utilization, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.