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ERIC Number: ED395232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Community-Building Initiatives: A Strategy To Strengthen Family Capital. Background Briefing Report.
Cohen, Elena; And Others
The need to develop "family capital" (the attributes and skills that enable families to carry out their economic, social, and nurturing functions) in inner-city neighborhoods is the focus of this background briefing report. Part I of the report describes the characteristics and causes of distressed communities and their impact on families, and defines the concept of "family capital." Part II offers a brief history of more than 30 years of policies and programs to revitalize inner-city communities. Part III recounts the effort to reform services for low-income children and families and make them more community-based. Part IV details the new community-building initiatives in the public and private sectors and points to some continuing issues of debate in the community-building field. Part V describes how the family services field is rediscovering a focus on community. Finally, in part VI, suggestions are offered for building a stronger partnership between the community-building and family services fields around the idea of investing in family capital. An appendix lists and describes resources for financing and supporting comprehensive community initiatives. Contains 78 references. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: Contains highlights of the second of three seminars on housing and community development conducted by the Family Impact Seminar (Washington, DC, December 1, 1995).