ERIC Number: ED205271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Youth and Families of Separation, Divorce and Remarriage: A Program Manual.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.
Three program models, developed for use by agencies and groups wishing to create or expand social services for youth and families experiencing separation, divorce or remarriage, are described in this manual. The three models are a Family Counseling Model, an Education Model, and a Self-Help Model. The manual contains a discussion of the issues to be considered before implementation of a new program and outlines the steps for assessing the particular needs of a community for the services described in the program models. In addition, guidelines for selecting an appropriate service model after the needs of the community have been assessed are suggested. Detailed information on how to use mass and community media to publicize services, promote awareness of the problems of fragmented families, and help make outreach efforts more effective are also included. Finally, case studies of several existing programs that illustrate some of the approaches used by the models are presented in the appendices. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Counseling Services, Crisis Intervention, Divorce, Family Counseling, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Guidelines, Models, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Self Help Programs, Social Services, Youth
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock Number 017-090-00056-9, $7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.