ERIC Number: ED457495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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Second Year Evaluation Report: Family to Family Program.
Ramey, Luellen; Meyer, David P.
This evaluation report of the Family to Family Program assesses parental attitudes towards their Family to Family experience and the functioning of their emotionally impaired children. Topics include administration and administrative support; recruitment of consumer families; identification of host families; consumer support services; and consumer family characteristics. This evaluation assesses the following variables: (1) the functioning of participating children, (2) family cohesion and adaptability, and (3) parental attitudes about personal and family issues which the program is designed to assist through a replacement questionnaire. The three major activities of identifying suitable consumers, locating appropriate host families, and providing initial and ongoing services to consumers, their families, and host families were all found to be satisfactory. Program performance during this evaluation period was positive, with near full enrollment, reasonable ancillary services to host and consumer families, and organizational support consistent with the needs of the program. Data in the future will be able to measure effects of the program on the consumer and their families in terms of individual and family functioning. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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