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ERIC Number: ED444687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Resources Families Projects (ISPES) in the Social and Political Context of the Nineties: Porto Torres (Sardinia), Regione Calabria, and Lavello (Basilicata).]
The Resource Families project experiments with new ways of meeting information, support, and assistance needs of Italian families with infants and defines new directions and procedures to inform the development of regional social policies in Italy. The project, funded through the Bernard van Leer Foundation and managed by ISPES (Instituto per la Promozione dello Svillupo Economico e Sociale), is carried out in five Italian regions: Basilicata, Calabria, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, and Sardegna. This document consists of the following reports on the project: (1) "Resources Families Project," describing the social and political context for the project, local implementation, project impact, and perspectives; (2) "Proposal for the Second Phase," including goals and strategies and a working plan; (3) a report describing the 1995-98 implementation in Sardegna; (4) a report describing the 1994-98 implementation in Calabria; and (5) a report describing the annual plan for the Basilicata region. Three kinds of action took place: (1) co-planning activities and services, involving cooperation among health, education, and welfare agencies and the participating families; (2) community service management; and (3) support for families with difficulties in order to enhance their integration in the community. Report 1 notes that the project had positive results for families' perceptions of themselves as a strong component of a new form of social citizenship and had a positive effect on agencies' professional staff. This report suggests possible processes for service design and implementation. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Italy