ERIC Number: ED351762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Power of Integrating Education and Human Services; Achieving the Potential of the Northwest.
Nissani, Helen; Hagans, Rex
This paper describes integration activity, or the linking of education with human services, in the northwestern United States as a basis for developing technical-assistance and policy-analysis capacity. Given the historical, social, and political contexts of integration, a developmental continuum for integration activity is presented. New roles and relationships are described and the six key elements (family centered service delivery, comprehensive service focus, prevention orientation, empowerment focus, local community focus, and synergistic procedures and process) of successful integration are outlined. A story of a challenged Northwest family is presented to illustrate regional needs, underscoring the need for a more "family friendly" system of support. The integration of education and human services provides such support while strengthening families and reducing agency dependency. Three figures are included. Appendices contain four descriptions of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's current service integration partners. (Contains 10 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Community Services, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, Human Services, Regional Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Social Services
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.