ERIC Number: ED404739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Working Respectfully with Families: A Practical Guide for Educators and Human Service Workers. Training Module I: The Child, the Family, and the Community.
Connard, Christie; And Others
Educators and service providers often have little opportunity to work cooperatively with families to enhance outcomes for children. This document is the first in a four-part training module that was developed by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Child, Family, and Community Program. The modules are based on an ecological, family-centered approach to education and service delivery. The module, which presents the philosophical underpinnings of an ecological, strength-based approach, is used to train state cadres in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Washington. The primary goal of the workshop is to facilitate a change in attitude on the part of those who work with children and families. The module contains a training outline with procedures, activities, overhead transparencies, handouts, key articles, and a paper entitled, "The Ecology of the Family: A Background Paper for a Family-Centered Approach to Education and Social Services Delivery." The paper synthesizes research and theoretical information on the ecological perspective. (Contains 39 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Caseworker Approach, Community Coordination, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Services, Integrated Services, Social Services, Social Work, Workshops
NWREL Document Reproduction Service, 101 S.W. Main Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204 ($40 each; $150 for set of 4 modules).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: For this title's other training modules, see EA 028 238-240. Overhead transparencies have been replicated and are included as pp. 24-35.