ERIC Number: ED116433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together for Children: A Neighborhood Advocacy System. Final Report.
Gromada, Henry T.; And Others
Presented is the final report of a demonstration project in Child Advocacy operated in a rural area of a large suburban county. A discussion of the project's history focuses on such topics as the formation of an interagency task force for emotionally disturbed youth, funding possibilities, needs assessment, and the introduction of a local family service program. Use of the systems approach in the program is described and evaluated, and application of the approach towards development of programs for emotionally disturbed children, child care, and therapeutic services is detailed. Among major project accomplishments reported are the establishment of two early childhood programs (day care centers), two nonprofit citizen corporations (health services and child care), a ministerial association, and a proposal for a community resources center for children and adolescents. Summarized are the perceptions of target area residents and agency personnel regarding the external and internal accomplishments of the Child Advocacy project. Eight final recommendations are listed including the need for sharing of responsibilities among agencies and with parents. Appendixes include a child advocacy system flow model and a prospectus for a community resources center for children and youth. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Prince George's County Board of Education, Upper Marlboro, MD.