ERIC Number: ED425475
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Family Resource Center Handbook: How To Establish and Manage a Family Resource Center.
Carfora, Jeanne; O'Rourke, Mary Lou
The primary purpose of this handbook is to provide the parent coordinator of the parent-powered family resource center with a specific guide for the development of a center. The handbook considers that a family resource center should exist to encourage family-school partnerships and to help strengthen parent-child interaction--it provides a comfortable environment within the school setting where family members can grow with each other and interact positively. In addition to guidance for the parent coordinator, the handbook includes tips for teachers, administrators, and parent/teacher organizations concerning their crucial roles in supporting the development and assimilation of a family resource center into the school community. After an introduction, chapters of the handbook are entitled: (1) Family Resource Center Overview; (2) Developing Partnerships; (3) Organizing the Center; (4) Building the Volunteer Base; (5) Training the Volunteers; (6) Building the Program; and (7) Vision for the Future. Appendixes present a position description for the parent coordinator; a 191-item list of titles and publishers of parent resource materials; and a 14-item list of publishers of parent resource materials. (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Centers, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
EDINFO Press, P.O. Box 5953, Bloomington, IN 47407.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.