ERIC Number: ED104565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Matter of Service: How to Monitor Agencies that Serve Children.
Holder, Harold D.; And Others
This manual, designed to increase citizen understanding of child advocacy, offers practical suggestions on how groups of citizens, civic clubs, and fraternal organizations can become advocates for children in a community. The booklet describes child advocacy, child service agency monitoring, and possible ways to improve community services for children. Six steps for systematic monitoring are outlined: (1) the identification of agencies currently providing services, (2) the selection of agencies for monitoring, (3) the identification of data to be collected, (4) the selection of data collecting techniques, (5) the determination of scope, and (6) the summarization of the data. It is suggested that regular monitoring by child advocacy groups will stimulate self-monitoring in agencies previously unconcerned with accountability. (CS)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Role, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Services, Guidelines, Helping Relationship, Intervention, Organization, Parent Participation, Social Action, Youth Agencies
The Learning Institute of North Carolina, 1006 Lamond Avenue, Durham, NC 27701 (Paper, no charge)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Note: For related document, see PS 007 829