ERIC Number: ED121431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Child and Family Resource Program (Poughkeepsie, New York). Program Description.
Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This report describes and evaluates the Child and Family Resource Program (CERP) in Poughkeepsie, New York, one of 11 sites of this Head Start-affiliated program. Placing a professional in appropriate community agencies to help bring about changes in the social service delivery system (the Resource Agency Person (RAP) concept) is considered a major strength in the program. Another strength of the Poughkeepsie CERP has been involvement of the Parent Policy Council and community agencies in development of the program. Specific areas of the program are described and evaluated: (1) the overall, specific, and operational goals of the program and its components; (2) the planning, startup, and implementation of the program components (social services, parent involvement, health services, and education); (3) staff functions and qualifications and the recruitment process; (4) preservice and inservice training; (5) recruitment of families and the use of needs assessment procedures; (6) amount of coordination with social service agencies; (7) materials used with each program activity; and (8) program cost data (in table form). A general summary of this site's strengths and weaknesses is provided. (ED)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: New York