ERIC Number: ED318929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Linking Schools & Community Services: A Practical Guide.
Robinson, Estelle R.; Mastny, Aleta You
This handbook was written for people who want to increase access to social services for children and youth and is intended to assist those who are interested in collaborations, linkages, and networks. It describes a process which can bring about an ongoing working relationship between schools and human service agencies in a community. The process described is based on the experiences and evaluations of two pilot projects--one in a rural and one in an urban setting. Both projects are described in the preface and the appendices of the handbook. Part One of the handbook provides a brief introduction to the process. Parts two, three, and four focus on creating an effective partnership, the collaboration process, and creating a system jointly. Part five concentrates on confidentiality and parental consent, part six looks at funding, and part seven focuses on evaluation. Part eight provides a summary and recommendations. The seven appendices contain: a description of Interagency and School Coordination...A School-Community Process Model; sample invitational letters; sample surveys; sample community agency form; sample forms for teacher referral, parental agreement, and negative consent from parents; an excerpt on obtaining funding; and a resource directory. A bibliography is included. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Human Services, Trenton.; Mary Owen Borden Memorial Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Gilder Foundation, New York, NY.; Amy Scheuer and Saul Z. Cohen Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., Newark, NJ. Center for Community Education.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.
Note: For Resource Directory, see CG 022 475.