ERIC Number: ED342493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Community Involvement in Early Intervention. A Report on the Planning and Development of "Families First": An Early Intervention Program for Coordinated Family Support Services for Marin City Families.
Lally, J. Ronald
This report documents the planning and development of Families First, an early intervention program to be implemented in Marin City, California. The program has been designed to integrate and coordinate the provision of a wide range of services to families of children from the third trimester of pregnancy to the age of 8 years who live in a low-income, mostly African-American community. The program is intended to enhance the children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Facilitation activities conducted by Far West Laboratory as part of its Bay Area Early Intervention Program in Marin City and the Western Addition of San Francisco led to the development of Families First. Discussion in this report on the program concerns theoretical and research foundations of the program, its intervention philosophy, its programmatic approach, and its goals, which concern children, program families, community functioning, and agencies. Documentation and evaluation of program efforts are seen as an integral part of the intervention. A list of participating agencies and their roles is provided. Appendixes include a bibliography of nine references and background information on Marin City. (GLR)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Black Community, Childhood Needs, Community Involvement, Community Services, Cooperation, Day Care, Drug Rehabilitation, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Parent Participation, Poverty Areas, Pregnancy, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California