ERIC Number: ED383477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May-10
Reference Count: N/A
The Design, Delivery, and Evaluation of Community-Based Family Service Collaboratives: A Review of the Literature.
Bloomberg, Laura; And Others
This literature review is intended for use by organizations and agencies who are working to develop coordinated and integrated services for children and families in their communities. The information is organized in a framework that reflects primary areas of importance in evaluating implementation and effects of collaboration. The reviewed documents reflect a combination of empirical research findings, recommendations based on multiple practitioners' experiences, theoretical perspectives, and analyses of existing programs. The major sections have been organized to correspond to the four broad framework categories. Section 1 gives an overview of the report. Section 2 summarizes the factors that may shape collaborative initiatives. Section 3 summarizes the factors that may facilitate or impede the implementation of collaborative processes. Section 4 crystallizes the key elements that are part of a collaborative effort. Section 5 identifies an array of claims that collaborative initiatives may make about positive impact on children and families and the system as a whole. This section also includes a compilation of intermediate and long-term indicators that might be used to substantiate these claims. Also included are a list of broad evaluation questions for Minnesota's Family Service Collaboratives and Children's Initiative Partners, and a list of the primary focus of each of the reviewed articles. Contains 33 references. (AA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Family Programs, Integrated Services, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Social Services
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 265-2 Peik Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Planning, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.