ERIC Number: ED307562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Children at Risk: A Resource and Planning Guide.
Van Den Heuvel, Dennis
This guide was written to provide a practical tool for school, community, family, business, and industry groups to use in planning, developing, and managing service networks to the meet the health, social, and educational needs of children at risk of school failure. This guide contains program models, elements of successful programs, and illustrations of steps to effective planning and program design. It includes sections on programs addressing alcohol and other drug abuse; remedial needs; family problems; needs of physically and intellectually handicapped children; needs of preschool children; school-age parents; suicide prevention; truancy prevention; vocational education; and general programs for children at risk. The appendices contain the children at risk statute, administrative rules, program requirements, and reporting and enrollment forms and procedures. They also include samples of data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's survey of school districts to identify promising practices for helping children at risk in their social, personal, and educational development. This guide identifies linkages among various human services providers which have been found to effectively serve the needs of children at risk. It also suggests procedures to be used in attracting provider commitment to a community-wide service network. It is recommended that users of this guide select program models and activities best suited to the children at risk in their own community. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin