ERIC Number: ED371838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Training in Family Support: Towards a Conceptual Framework. A Report from a Wingspread Conference.
This report presents the results of a conference held by the Family Resource Coalition (FRC) in October 1991, which brought together an interdisciplinary group of academics and family resource practitioners to address questions of quality in family support and, more specifically, in staff development and personnel. The report provides the rationale for convening the conference, examines challenges facing the family support movement, and describes desirable program characteristics. Current training programs and delivery systems are also discussed. The report then recommends: (1) gathering information for the development of a best practices statement; (2) developing these best practices into specific training programs; (3) developing a training cadre to disseminate such programs; (4) continuing work on the integration of various cultural values into training programs; (5) continuing work on the refinement of terminology used in the family support field; and (6) studying further the current family support delivery systems. Two appendixes present an update on best practices projects undertaken by the FRC and a list of conference participants. (MDM)
Descriptors: Conference Proceedings, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Family Programs, Models, Parent Education, Social Support Groups, Social Workers, Training
Kathy Goetz, Director of Publications, Family Resource Coalition, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.