ERIC Number: ED395704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Providing Social Services in Head Start.
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.
The social services component of Head Start links family, Head Start, and the community. This document addresses components of Head Start, providing Head Start staff who have social services responsibility with a guide to the provision of services to families. The chapters in the guide are: (1) "Overview of Head Start," including its origins, assumptions, growth, and major components of education, health, parent involvement, and social services; (2) "Social Services in Head Start," detailing philosophy, objectives, and functions; (3) "Social Services Staff: Roles and Relationships"; (4) "The Social Service Process"; (5) "Outreach, Recruitment, and Enrollment"; (6) "Family Needs Assessment"; (7) "Providing Services to Meet Needs," including counseling and referral, emergency assistance, community resources, follow-up, and monitoring absenteeism; (8) "Coordination of Community Resources and Advocacy"; (9) "Establishing and Maintaining Records," including setting up files and maintaining confidentiality; and (10) "Head Start's Legacy to Families." (BGC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.