ERIC Number: ED347719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep-27
Coordination, Collaboration, Integration: Strategies for Serving Families More Effectively. Part One: The Federal Role. Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.
This report provides background information and summarizes a 1991 seminar on the federal role in coordination, collaboration, and integration strategies for families. A preliminary section identifies highlights of the seminar focusing on: (1) the Project on Improving the Coordination of Federal Public Assistance Programs; (2) key findings and recommendations of the National Commission on Employment Policy; (3) coordination between the three largest federally funded programs for at-risk youth (Chapter 1, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Bilingual Education Act); and (4) the role of the American Enterprise Institute. The major body of the report presents information on the need for reform. the key objectives and tools of services reform, and history of services integration. A major section describes current cooperative initiatives in the following areas: employment, training, and public assistance programs; seriously troubled children and families' services; education; child care and early childhood programs; and health services for children and families. Further sections examine what the federal role in service integration should be, issues and questions for study and debate, and pending federal legislation. The report concludes with brief descriptions of 11 organizational resources and a list of 40 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Employment, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, Institutional Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 1100 17th St. N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health and Resources Development.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Washington, DC. Research and Education Foundation.
Note: One of a series of monthly seminars conducted by the Family Impact Seminar.