ERIC Number: ED349511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Interagency Collaboration: Improving the Delivery of Services to Children and Families.
This report focuses on interagency collaboration in the delivery of social services to children and families. Section I discusses the "why" and "what" of collaboration and family service centers. It addresses the common questions of potential collaborators who may have little or no background information on the subject. Section II offers steps, advice, and strategies for collaborating and for establishing family service centers. The information is designed to be used by local-level collaborators and community members. Political and regulatory constraints to implementing integrated services are also discussed. Section III provides information on state- and national-level collaborative action. Local projects can use this information to seek financial support, technical assistance, or options for networking with others. Relevant legislation and possible sources of financial support are included. Section IV and appendices offer additional information about publications and tools to aid a collaborative effort through each stage of development. Appendix A discusses interdisciplinary education programs and is geared toward university and college faculty who educate service professionals. Appendices B, C, D, and E offer, respectively: sample needs assessment surveys, staff oath of confidentiality, and release forms; and excerpts from Alabama and Florida state legislation. There are approximately 100 references listed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.
Note: Part of the Hot Topics: Usable Research Series.