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ERIC Number: ED443535
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-10
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Crossing the Border between Individual and Community: Community Based Parental Support in the Netherlands.
Prinsen, Bert
Although support for parents has been common in Dutch policy and practice since the early 1990s, recent efforts are focusing on improving the match between supply and demand, improving coherence, and making it easier to identify and to access relevant support agencies; efforts are also focusing on prevention. This article examines how the Netherlands provides community based parental support. The article defines parenting support, considers the need of Dutch parents for such support, and describes related national policy, services, facilities, programs, and projects. The article focuses on the Mothers Inform Mothers program, a community-based, early childhood care and development support program targeted at high-risk groups, and describes the program's goals and methods, its stakeholders and participants, its evaluation and research activities, and its strengths and weaknesses. The article concludes by noting that programs such as Mothers Inform Mothers empower parents in such a way that they are not only active with their own children, but also initiate activities to change the physical environments in which they live. (Contains 21 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands