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ERIC Number: ED376409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Doctor of Education Practicum, Nova University.