ERIC Number: ED195596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Community Recruitment Project: Finding Black Families.
James, Mary; And Others
The major objective of the Independent Adoption Society's two year Community Recruitment Project was to provide permanent family care for non-Caucasian children and for children with mental handicaps. The project sought to identify and develop community resources to work together to assist the children and to encourage people who would consider becoming adoptive or foster parents through a public education program. The project succeeded in finding effective methods for recruiting volunteers and publicizing its goals. Fifty-two families who were interested in adopting black and mentally handicapped children contacted the agency, and others from the community volunteered to assist the project. Communication between the agency and the community improved because of a heightened sensitivity on the part of the agency toward the special needs of culturally different peoples. New goals for improving agency effectiveness were defined. Relevant documents from the project are appended. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independent Adoption Society, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)