ERIC Number: ED367483
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Fair Start for Children: Lessons Learned from Seven Demonstration Projects.
Larner, Mary, Ed.; And Others
In the early 1980s, the Ford Foundation launched a grants program called Child Survival/A Fair Start for Children (CS/FS) that addressed issues related to birth and infant health and development among families that were poor and underserved by traditional human services. This book reports on each of seven CS/FS projects, describing the concerns and living conditions of the families served; the project objectives, curriculum, and staff; the methods and findings of project evaluation; and the program elements continued in the community after the initial funding ended. It also provides a cross-project view of the process of program implementation, the costs of the services, and the overall effectiveness of the program. The 12 chapters are: (1) "The Fair Start Study: An Overview" (Mary Larner and others); (2) "The Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker Project: Appalachian Communities Help Their Own" (Barbara Clinton); (3) "The Fair Start Program: Outreach to Migrant Farmworker Families" (Carol Winters-Smith, Mary Larner); (4) "CEDEN's Parent-Child Program: A Fair Start for Mexican-Origin Children in Texas" (Martin Arocena and others); (5) "The Rural Alabama Pregnancy and Infant Health Project: A Rural Clinic Reaches Out" (M. Christine Nagy and others); (6) "The Haitian Perinatal Intervention Project: Bridge to a New Culture" (Susan Widmayer); (7) "The Adolescent Parents Project: Sharing the Transition" (Shelby Miller); (8) "New York's Child Survival Project: A Medical Center Serves Its Neighborhood" (Judith E. Jones, Jacqueline Williams-Kaye); (9) "Issues of Program Design and Implementation" (Robert Halpern); (10) "Program Operations: Time Allocation and Cost Analysis" (Oscar Harkavy, James T. Bond); (11) "Realistic Expectations: Review of Evaluation Findings" (Mary Larner); and (12) "The Child Survival/Fair Start Initiative in Context" (Robert Halpern and others). Contains 52 references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Infant Mortality, Infants, Low Income Groups, Mothers, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Prenatal Care, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
Yale University Press, 92A Yale Station, New Haven, CT 06520-7388 ($27.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General; Books
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