ERIC Number: ED440748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Family Support Centers: A Program Manager's Toolkit. Volume I: Program Planning and Evaluation [and] Volume II: Managing Ongoing Operations [and] Volume III: The Power of Partnership.
Family Support America, Chicago, IL.
Since their appearance in the early 1970s, family support programs have represented a new way of working with families, based on the partnership they establish with families, their acceptance in the community as an asset and resource for all families, and the trusting relationship they build with families who participate in these programs. This document is comprised of a 3-volume guide for planning and operating a family support center, a community-based program to provide formal and informal supports to families. Volume 1 of the document, "Program Planning and Evaluation," contains the following chapters: (1) "What Is a Family Support Center?"; (2) "Strategic Planning"; (3) "Programs: Developing the Core"; (4) "Programs: Meeting Community Needs"; (5) "Delivering Programs Effectively"; (6) "Evaluating Your Center"; and (7) "Finding the Path: The Future of the Family Support Movement." Volume 2, "Managing Ongoing Operations," offers information and guidance on: (8) "Staffing Your Center"; (9) "Creating an Optimal Space"; (10) "Budgeting and Financial Management"; (11) "Fundraising"; and (12) "Organizational Structure." Volume 3, "The Power of Partnership," contains the following chapters: (13) "Family Involvement and Leadership"; (14) "Collaborating in Your Community and Beyond"; (15) "Respecting and Strengthening Culture"; and (16) "Outreach and Communications." (KB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Child Development, Community Programs, Cooperation, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Family Involvement, Family Needs, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Financial Support, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Strategic Planning
Family Support America, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606 (3-Volume set, Members, $82.50; Non-Members, $100. Individually, Members, $32.50 each; Non-Members, $39 each). Tel: 312-338-0900; Fax: 312-338- 1522; Web site: http://www.familysupportamerica.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Family Support America, Chicago, IL.