ERIC Number: ED345850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Family Resource, Support, and Parent Education Programs: The Power of a Preventive Approach. Family Impact Seminar (Washington, D.C., October 25, 1991). Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report.
Staton, Jana; And Others
This document provides meeting highlights and a background briefing report from a policy seminar about family resource and support programs and parent education programs. At the meeting, one of a series of family impact seminars, Theodora Ooms, the moderator pointed out that a new federal program had been authorized in the previous year to establish a National Resource Center for Family Support Programs and provide grants for demonstration programs, explaining that the seminar's four panelists would present information that would clarify why family support programs are needed, who benefits from them, and what services such programs provide. Highlights of presentations by panelists Barbara Gimporling, Rosalie Streett, Douglas Powel, and Lois Engstrom are presented, points raised during the discussion are summarized. The background briefing report describes the wide array of programs that fall under the umbrella term of family resource, support, and education programs (FRSEPs). Included is a general discussion of the needs of parents of young children, and especially needs that are not met by traditional services but are responded to by FRSEPs. The programs are organized into three categories: (1) family resource and support programs; (2) parent education programs; and (3) family literacy programs. The evolution of each type of program is described and vignettes of programs are offered. Staff training, program evaluation, and state policy initiatives are also discussed, as are key issues that pose challenges for policy development and program design and implementation. Appended are a list of organizational resources and 74 references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Rearing, Community Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Early Parenthood, Family Literacy, Federal Aid, Low Income, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Support Groups, State Aid, Young Children
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.