ERIC Number: ED115018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Home-Based Family Services: Report of the Georgia Outreach Project. Final Report.
Presented is the final report of the Day Care and Child Development Council of America's Georgia Outreach Project, a home-based program of services for welfare families with children up to 6-years-old. The home-based service delivery design is described in terms of advantages over agency-oriented service delivery systems; the roles of staff members (home visitors, district supervisors, project director, and early childhood specialist); the goals for the children, parents, and communities involved in the project; and the demonstration component. Discussed are the geographical setting of the project, family profiles, the primary caregiver, project participation, families' financial status, housing facilities, and family assessments. The five major areas of project concern are noted as child development, home management and parenting, health and nutrition, physical environment, and community relationship. Five case studies are provided to illustrate the variety of families and home visitor styles of service delivery. Responses to a parent evaluation questionnaire are outlined, and some items are briefly analyzed. In a summary evaluation, the outreach model is seen as a viable alternative for providing services to young children and their parents. Also included are sample forms (such as the contact and meeting report form) and tables illustrating statistics (including the frequency of home visits). (SB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Development, Community Role, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Exceptional Child Services, Family (Sociological Unit), Health, Infants, Nutrition, Parent Counseling, Physical Environment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Staff Role, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.; Georgia State Dept. of Human Resources, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Day Care and Child Development Council of America, Inc., Washington, DC.