ERIC Number: ED374171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Neighborhood-Based Family Support.
Downs, Susan Whitelaw
This report provides an overview of neighborhood-based family-support programs and describes the development of the family-support movement. It includes sections on the definition of neighborhood-based family-support programs, the principles and theories on which they are based, a discussion of the problems they are designed to address, a description of their program characteristics, a review of their historical antecedents, and a summary of the outcomes to be expected from the programs, which is based on available research. Part 2 of this monograph provides applications of the approach through descriptions of four programs that show the different ways in which the concepts behind the approach can be put into practice. These program descriptions are followed by discussions of three administrative issues that require special attention in relation to neighborhood-based family-support programs: recruitment and outreach, staffing issues, and linkages to government. The report concludes with a summary of key points and their implications for programs in Detroit, as well as a discussion of issues in the evaluation of neighborhood-based family-support programs. (Contains 70 references.) (GLR)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Skillman Center for Children.