ERIC Number: ED405427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-7
Reference Count: N/A
Project Return: Community Education Initiative and Babygram Hospital Outreach, 1991-92.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Project Return, a dropout recovery program to assist pregnant and parenting teenagers and parents of elementary school children to return to school, was first implemented in 1989-90. By 1991-92, there were two components of Project Return: its community education initiative in seven elementary schools, and the Babygram Hospital Outreach Program for pregnant and parenting teens, operated in eight health facilities in New York City. Both components used a case management approach in which an educational case manager assigned to each site recruited and counseled participants and made social service and educational referrals. At Project Return sites case managers were teachers, while family assistants were case managers at Babygram sites. Evaluators from the New York City Board of Education's Office of Educational Research (ORE) collected data from on-site observations, interviews with school principals and Babygram facility social workers, project personnel, and participants, and quantitative data on 1,089 participants from the project's files. Case managers in both components were successful in recruiting and placing participants. Case managers placed 70% of Return school clients and 52% of Babygram clients in educational settings. At all sites, case managers found that client followup was difficult and outcome data hard to obtain. Recommendations are made for program improvement. (Contains 11 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)