ERIC Number: ED407075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Case Management and Family Support Handbook: Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Marin City Families First, an Early Intervention Program.
Lally, J. Ronald; And Others
Families First, an early intervention program implemented in Marin City, California, was designed to integrate and coordinate the provision of a wide range of services to families of children in a low-income, mostly African-American community, from the third trimester of pregnancy to 8 years of age. The program is intended to enhance the children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This handbook includes two types of information related to Families First: (1) a description of the two-pronged, augmented family support system used in the program; and (2) recommendations for the functioning of case management and family support services. The handbook's focus is the day-to-day work of family advocates and their clinical coordinator in a program designed to deal with the problems and risks of living in a low-income, high drug community. Information is presented about recommended operating principals, staffing patterns, orientation and training plans, and program operations. Common problems of this type of work are pointed out, and uncommon conditions of families are documented. The handbook also contains recommended approach styles with these families and advice on recruitment, the development of relationships, dealing with crises, and sustaining relationships with families. (AA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. Center for Child & Family Studies.
Identifiers - Location: California