ERIC Number: ED371841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Helping Families Grow Strong: New Directions in Public Policy. Papers from the Colloquium on Public Policy and Family Support.
Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.
Family support and education programs are community-based efforts that offer sustained assistance to families at various periods in their development. Support is provided to promote parental competencies and behavior that lead to healthy and positive development of parents and children. These programs take many forms, such as drop-in centers, social support groups, recreational activities, and home visiting programs. To address family needs, the potential exists to use resources already employed in child welfare, income maintenance, public health, education, employment and training, and mental health in ways that more effectively support family functioning. This collection of colloquium papers focuses on family support program development and implementation issues in the public sector. The papers included are: (1) "Challenges and Opportunities for Public Policy on Family Support and Education" (Frank Farrow and others); (2) "Legislating Family Support and Education: Program Development at the State Level" (Charles Bruner); (3) "From Grass Roots Programs to State Policy: Strategic Planning and Choices for Family Support and Education Initiatives" (Heather B. Weiss); (4) "Family Support and Education Programs: Evidence from Evaluated Program Experience" (Robert Halpern and Heather B. Weiss); (5) "An Evaluation Framework for State Family Support and Education Initiatives" (Heather B. Weiss and Robert Halpern); (6) "Community-Based Family Support and Education: Local Program Examples" (Gail C. Christopher); and (7) "Family Support and Education Programs: State Examples" (The Center for the Study of Social Policy). (TJQ)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Social Services, Social Support Groups, State Action, State Programs
Family Resource Coalition, 200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1520, Chicago, IL 60604 ($30).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.