ERIC Number: ED225655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov-24
Reference Count: N/A
Phase III Program Study Report. Evaluation of the Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP).
Johnson, Lynell; and Others
Fourth in a series of Child and Family Resource Program (CFRP) evaluation reports, this document is devoted to the program study component, designed to illustrate CFRP operations across the country and to establish a descriptive context for statistical and analytic findings. Chapter 1 describes the process of building a network of linkages with community agencies as experienced by the various CFRP's, discusses the current status of CFRP/agency relationships, and details the impact CFRP has had on access to community services for non-CFRP as well as CFRP families. Chapter 2 provides information about CFRP as a family-oriented child development program, examining staff views about family development, goals CFRP's attempt to accomplish with families, and reasons programs are successful with some families and not others. This chapter also describes the processes by which the needs of the individual family are assessed, family action is established, and family goals are ordered concluding with discussion of CFRP endeavors to deal with special problems and needs of various kinds of families. A descriptive profile of the three major components of CFRP (infant/toddler, Head Start, and preschool/school linkage) is presented in chapter 3, and anecdotal "success stories" concerning the impact CFRP has had on six families and their children are recorded in chapter 4. Finally, chapter 5 summarizes findings reported in earlier chapters and identifies program models currently in operation at the 11 CFRP's. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.