ERIC Number: ED385100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The DRIVING FORCE: The Influence of Statewide Family Networks on Family Support and Systems of Care. Statewide Family Advocacy Organization Demonstration Project, 10/90 - 9/93 Final Report.
Briggs, Harold E.; Koroloff, Nancy M.
This report highlights the progress of the 15 statewide family advocacy projects funded by the Center for Mental Health Services of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration during the 1993 fiscal year. Section 1 provides an historical background and a summary of the interim report. A qualitative description of the progress of each project for the 1992-93 fiscal year is then provided for Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin. A summary of the collective experiences, barriers, and challenges of the 15 statewide family networks during this period is presented in section 3. Section 4 provides a quantitative assessment of the states' progress over the 3 project years on a selected number of variables chosen by the individual states. The major areas of advancement as well as the major challenges facing each of the statewide family networks are discussed in section 5. These include the need to reach out to underserved populations, to develop resources, to provide family support, to change the system of care, and to develop the infrastructure. An appendix presents details of the quantitative results. (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Child Advocacy, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Emotional Problems, Family Involvement, Human Services, Information Networks, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Support Groups, State Programs
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, Regional Research Inst. for Human Services, Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State Univ., P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-9751 ($9).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.