ERIC Number: ED443164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Together We Can: A Guide for Crafting a Profamily System of Education and Human Services. Special Report. [Revised Edition].
Melaville, Atelia I.; Blank, Martin J.
This manual provides a guide for improving the coordination of education, health, and human services for at-risk children and families. The guide leads readers through a five-stage process of group collaboration. The milestones in and obstacles to the process are portrayed through vignettes and case studies that describe the personal experiences of the group members. The first part, "Outlining a Vision for Change," argues that an interlocking set of integrated education and human services is an essential part of a community in which learning occurs. The second part, "Realizing the Vision: A Five-Stage Process" presents a five-stage framework to help partners collaborate and develop their own process for changing complex systems that focuses on long-term change while being flexible enough to respond to changing circumstances and conditions. The third part, "Communities Moving toward the Vision," profiles four collaboratives with initiatives to integrate and link services to schools. Appendices include two assessment checklists, a directory of key contacts and organizational resources, and a bibliography that includes sources for more specific guidance on the topics discussed in the guide. (DFR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Check Lists, Child Welfare, Children, Community Involvement, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Health Services, Preschool Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Social Services
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), Tallahassee, FL.