ERIC Number: ED374199
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Reinventing Systems;: Collaborations To Support Families. California, Colorado, New Mexico, West Virginia.
The decline in Federal funding for state-provided social services during the 1980s triggered a transformation in the states' roles in family policymaking. This booklet documents four state initiatives designed to bring about systems change: (1) Healthy Start (California); (2) the Governor's Families and Children Initiative (Colorado); (3) the Children, Youth, and Families Department (New Mexico); and (4) the Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families (West Virginia). These states share a common resolve to restructure their programs, but each has followed a different course in building support for its actions and designing structures appropriate to needs and resources. The California effort attempts to create a statewide network of school-based multiservice child and family centers. In Colorado, emphasis is on a broad reform effort that grew from a two-year policy academy. Creation of a new department to consolidate child and family services is described in New Mexico, and a strong cabinet council for facilitating local collaboration is a feature of the West Virginia program. Five maps and three tables illustrate the discussion. (Contains 27 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Improvement, Social Services, State Programs, Systems Development
Harvard Family Research Project, Publications Department E, 38 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: California; Colorado; New Mexico; West Virginia