ERIC Number: ED436247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Phoenix Early Head Start: Twelve Family Stories, Year Two.
Heffernnnon, Rick; Sandler, Linda
Phoenix Early Head Start (EHS) is a program for first-time teen parents and their families. It is a family-centered program intended to provide early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services for vulnerable families and their very young children. This report presents case studies of 12 families, all EHS participants, who agreed to be followed throughout their participation in the program so that their stories could be updated as they unfolded from one year to the next. The case study families were interviewed for the first time in August 1997 and again in August 1998. Common themes in the family's stories regarding EHS's role include: (1) assistance from caring staff; (2) reassurance from home visits and child development; (3) help in becoming good parents; (4) help with personal goals; (5) help with daily life; and (6) socialization opportunities for children and parents. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southwest Human Development, Inc., Phoenix, AZ.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)