ERIC Number: ED404020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Aiming for Results: Stronger Families and Healthier Children in Georgia. A Report about the Family Connection.
Family Connection, Atlanta, GA.
This report presents activities of the Family Connection initiative in Georgia, whose aim is systemic change and improvement in child health, child development, family functioning, school performance, and family economic capacity. Section 1, "The National Context," illustrates how Family Connection efforts reflect a national recognition that social services should focus on families and communities, respect family cultural groups, and allow common forms and procedures. Section 2 "The State Context," describes Family Connection as one of several community-based state reform efforts in Georgia guided by the Georgia Policy Council for Children and Families. Section 3, "The Family Connection: Systems Change in Action," outlines the program's expansion from 1991 through 1996. Section 4, "Family Connection Contacts," lists contacts for each county. Section 5, "Counties and Communities: Making Progress Throughout the State," comprises the bulk of the report and describes specific, county-based Family Connection initiatives in two areas: (1) linking families to services, including developing comprehensive school-linked services, pooling resources to reach specific age groups, creating family resource centers, and building on family strengths; and (2) collaborating to achieve results, including moving from planning to implementation, and taking more steps toward Georgia's vision for children and families. The final section compares basic statistics on child poverty rate, child health status, school performance, teenage birth rate, and percent of children in single parent families for Georgia and nationwide. (KDFB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Family Financial Resources, Family Needs, Family (Sociological Unit), Infant Mortality, Intervention, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prevention, Program Descriptions, Social Services, State Agencies, State Programs, Well Being
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Connection, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia