ERIC Number: ED426183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
101 Brilliant Ideas for Local Partnerships. First Edition.
Ohio State Dept. of Human Services, Columbus.
This document highlights 101 partnerships developed as part of Ohio's welfare reform initiative, Ohio Works First (OWF). Section 1 deals with communication strategies: a new lexicon; interagency information exchange and confidentiality issues; intake, referral, and case management tools; and cross-agency communications. Section 2 describes organizational structures that support the philosophy of participant and community empowerment and reflect interconnections of social and supportive services. Section 3 describes the most promising innovative approaches. Each project or partnership is characterized by one or more of the six OWF principles: personal responsibility, community involvement, integration of services, simplification of service delivery, problem prevention, and evaluation of results. They are grouped into 13 categories: work force development; supported employment; housing; mental health; substance abuse; health and medical; early childhood care and education; community networks; family resources; schools; transportation; child support linkages; and domestic violence. Each partnership is described and a source for additional information is given, including contact person, address of organization, and telephone number. Appendixes contain the following: names and addresses of members of OWF Linkages Subcommittee; glossary; member agreement for information sharing; model agreement for sharing information; model release form; acronyms; and adult protective services/domestic violence network summary. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Demonstration Programs, Drug Abuse, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Violence, Housing, Labor Force Development, Mental Health Programs, Public Agencies, State Programs, Supported Employment, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Web site: http://www.state.oh.us/odhs/owf/101ideas/index.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Human Services, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio