ERIC Number: ED343052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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ADC Mothers Reach Self-Sufficiency through Comprehensive Support and Family Development Services Program.
Randolph, Gayle C., II; McCarthy, Karen V.
Families whose primary or sole means of financial support is derived from the welfare system are attempting to meet immediate survival needs in the same manner as families outside of the system. Project Self-Sufficiency is a program which dedicates time to building trusting relationships based on mutual respect and the belief that, with support, families have the motivation to grow and develop. The project has these goals: to improve the economic, educational, and social skills of single female heads of households receiving Aid to Families with Dependent children; to enhance their ability to become self-sufficient through provision of intensive services; and to develop with these families an individualized course of action to move them out of poverty. Staff, who operate under a team concept, consists of a project manager, a family advocate (caseworker), and a career counselor. The goal is to continue to provide services until the family is economically and emotionally independent and to document project results for replication in a variety of settings, targeting a variety of audiences and presenting problems. Interventions include intake, family assessment, support and case management, referral, direct services, career counseling, follow-up, pre-employment mentoring, participant mentoring, and support groups. Professional development and a task force comprised of area service providers, private business, educational institutions, project staff, and participants are parts of the project. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children