ERIC Number: ED441071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Helping At-Risk Youth: Lessons from Community-Based Initiatives.
Morley, Elaine; Rossman, Shelli B.
This report is designed to assist communities engaged in or contemplating initiatives focused on at-risk youth. Much of the information comes from evaluations of the Communities in Schools, SafeFeatures, and Children at Risk initiatives. Brief descriptions of experiences or practices of the community programs are used to illustrate points made or suggestions provided. In some cases, several examples are used to demonstrate diversity in approaches. Chapter 1, "Introduction," reviews the three initiatives. Chapter 2, "Services Integration and Case Management," describes steps involved in using services integration and case management. Chapter 3, "Parental Involvement," explains the desirability and necessity of parental involvement and describes how to promote such involvement. Chapter 4, "Volunteers for Tutoring and Mentoring," explains that using local volunteers and mentors is a good way to involve the community, offering strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers. Chapter 5, "Fund-Raising and Marketing," presents essential steps in fundraising and marketing. Chapter 6, "Monitoring Program Outcomes to Improve Accountability," focuses on measuring and reporting program outcomes. The report also includes a checklist of suggested activities related to each chapter. (Contains 63 resources.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Programs, Crime, Delinquency, Federal Aid, Integrated Services, Mentors, School Community Programs, Secondary Education, Violence, Volunteers, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.