ERIC Number: ED411655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Protecting Children and Supporting Families.
Wolf, Kathy Goetz, Ed.
Family Resource Coalition Report, v16 n1-2 Spr-Sum 1997
This serial "double issue" focuses on protecting children and supporting families through greater collaboration between child welfare services and family resource programs. The issue includes the featured articles: (1) "Making the Media a Constructive Force in Child Welfare" (Kathy Bonk), which discusses how the media and child welfare agencies can take steps to present child welfare in a way that educates the public and draws needed attention to the pressing issues of child protection; (2) "Race and Child Welfare Service: Myths, Realities, and Next Steps" (Mark E. Courtney and others), which addresses the poorer outcomes and fewer services provided for minority children; (3) "Latino Families and Child Welfare" (Robert M. Ortega and Ernest V. Nunez); (4) "Putting Federal Dollars To Work for Family Preservation and Support" (Marc Mannes), which reviews the federal Family Preservation and Support Service Program and presents case studies; (5) "Family Group Decision Making: An Internationally Replicated Alternative to Foster Care" (Lina Cramer and Lisa Merkel-Hoguin), which describes a model that fosters cooperation, collaboration, and communication between child welfare professionals and families; (6) "The Organizational Culture of Child Protective Services" (Paul Vincent); (7) "Neighbors Helping Neighbors To Protect Children" (Chuck Abel and Carol R. Rickey), which highlights a community partnership that reaches out to families who are isolated, to parents in crisis, and to families under stress; (8) "A Family-to-Family Answer to Foster Care" (Julia DeLapp); (9)"On Being a Foster Parent: Empowering Parents Is the Greatest Reward" (Cheryl Mays); (10) "Promoting Child Safety: Advice from Parents Anonymous" (Teresa Rafael), which provides four front-line practices that encourage successful family outcomes by creating partnerships between practitioners and parents; and (11) "Preventing Child Abuse: Healthy Families America" (Linda Turner), which describes a program that prevents child abuse and neglect and enhances family functioning by providing intensive parenting education and support services in families' homes. (CR)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Decision Making, Family Involvement, Family Needs, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Foster Care, Minority Group Children, Parent Education, Prevention, Program Improvement, State Agencies
Family Resource Coalition of America (FRCA), 200 South Michigan Avenue, 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Resource Coalition, Chicago, IL.
Note: Journal also called "FRCA Report."