ERIC Number: ED136534
Record Type: RIE
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A Planning Model for the Development of Programs for Abused and Neglected Children in Rural Areas.
Chamberlain, William A.
Described are planning steps involved in developing programs for abused and neglected children in rural areas. Among barriers cited are economic factors and resistance to social planning. Emphasized is the need for congruence among local and regional agencies and organizations. Analyzed are six planning stages: entry, in which consultants gain acceptance from area decision makers; needs assessment, in which problems and available services are identified; diagnosis, in which the situation is evaluated; action, in which efforts are made to achieve the goals; systems change, in which the improved protective service system is adopted; and synthesis and maintenance in which useful changes are continued and nonfunctional changes are eliminated. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Regional Inst. of Social Welfare Research, Athens, GA.