ERIC Number: ED209843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Promising Practices: Reaching Out to Families.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
The document provides summaries of 53 programs from around the country demonstrating innovative approaches to identifying needs and developing and delivering services and materials to families. Chapters are organized according to broad themes which underlie their programs' design. Chapter 1 (10 programs) examines programs which explore informal service approaches and the use of natural support systems. Chapter 2 (16 programs) concerns programs which focus on particular groups' needs. Among these are children of families in crisis, hospitalized children, retarded children, persons with multiple sclerosis, children with spina bifida, and single parent families. Chapter 3 (11 programs) focuses on programs which address issues of the parent-child relationship. The last chapter (16 program) describes programs which seek to help the family develop as a strong adaptable unit. Program descriptions include program name, address, contact person and phone number, source of nomination, and a several hundred word description. A subject index to the programs is also provided. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.