ERIC Number: ED376409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Developing a Data Base To Document Effectiveness of a K-12 Rural School-based Family Resource Center for Recipients and Service Providers.
Palmer, Bonnie E. Kendall
The Family Resource Center (FRC), a recent concept in school-linked services, features a holistic approach to family-school-community collaboration. This practicum addresses four objectives: (1) to document baseline data on original FRC clients; (2) to develop a system for on-going case management facilitation; (3) to identify areas of effectiveness and impact of FRC function on clients and the service delivery system; and (4) to increase public and professional awareness of "what works" in this school-based setting. A service history document, a client/participant survey, and a service provider survey for this study were developed. Forty-nine clients answered surveys while twenty-two service providers responded to questionnaires. Data analysis revealed five conditions: (1) cultural differences in initial client referrals to FRC services; (2) grade level variance in type and volume of need category services for at-risk clients; (3) satisfaction and usefulness indices of FRC efforts for recipients and providers; (4) documentation of systems change within the human service delivery systems; and (5) indicators of FRC impact on client behavior. The FRC has the potential to stimulate the development of a community infrastructure for the support of children and families. Five appendices feature copies of client service record, a survey, and demographic forms. Five tables present some of the statistical distributions. Contains 10 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Ancillary School Services, Children, Community Programs, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Guidance Programs, Partnerships in Education, Rural Education, School Community Programs, School Counselors
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctor of Education Practicum, Nova University.