ERIC Number: ED165907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
System of Social Services for Children and Their Families: An Overview.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This guide for administrators, based on the best practices found in 25 states, proposes a prototype system within which a more humane and sensitive delivery of services at the agency level can be efficiently achieved for children and their families. System goals for assisting clients are described, and the objectives which must be met to achieve those goals are listed. Characteristics of the system are described in terms of inputs to the system (e.g., clients and personnel), system functions (community outreach, reception, emergency service provision, diagnosis), standards the system must satisfy, feedback required by the system, and the system's results in terms of service to clients, agency outcomes, and information outputs. The prototype also specifies requirements for effective operation; these are grouped into four categories: resource management (e.g., staffing), general management (e.g., office administration), self assessment and planning, and information processing (with emphasis on case records). The final section briefly discusses implementing the system. Diagrams are included to illustrate system structure, operations and relations with outside agencies and the community. (BH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrator Guides, Case Records, Children, Delivery Systems, Family (Sociological Unit), Organizational Change, Program Improvement, Social Agencies, Social Services, State Surveys
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
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