ERIC Number: ED401703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Fenichel, Emily, Ed.
Zero to Three, v17 n2 Oct-Nov 1996
The six articles in this newsletter theme issue focus on three successful infant/family organizations serving families with young children either at risk for a disability or having a disability: Southwest Human Development (Phoenix, Arizona); The Ounce of Prevention Fund (Chicago, Illinois); and New Horizons Center for Children and Families of Macon County (North Carolina). In the first article, "Relationship-Based Organizations," Judith Bertacchi describes a model of organizational design which stresses relationships as the basis of the organization's work, and outlines principles of relationship-based work such as mutuality of shared goals and commitment to evolving growth. "Lessons Leaders Learn" presents the transcript of an interview with Ginger Mach-Ward and Harriet Meyer, the executive directors of two of the organizations, as they discuss the development and evolution of their organizations. "Reflective Supervision as a Vehicle for Individual and Organizational Development" (Trudi Norman-Murch) examines five key concepts of reflective supervision. In "Comprehensive Programs=Comprehensive Balancing Acts," Jan Martner reviews the experience of Southwest Human Development, stressing the difficulties of achieving a balance among many program demands and components. The fifth article, by Portia Kennel, is "Working with the Written-Off: Building Relationships in Grand Boulevard." This article examines the difficulties and successes of building a relationship-based program in an inner city setting. The last article, "A Dream Is a Work in Progress: Providing Integrated Services to Parents and Children in Rural North Carolina," by Lois Sexton and Barbara McRae, describes activities of the New Horizons Center program. Also provided in the newsletter are reviews of four videotapes and six publications. (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, At Risk Persons, Disabilities, Early Intervention, Family Needs, Family Programs, Infants, Integrated Services, Interaction, Interpersonal Relationship, Models, Organizational Development, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Areas, Social Services, Supervision, Teamwork, Toddlers, Urban Areas, Young Children
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, VA.