ERIC Number: ED467187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Using Family Resource Centers To Support California's Young Children and Their Families. Building Community Systems for Young Children.
Waddell, Bruce; Shannon, Michael; Durr, Rhea
One requirement of The California Children and Families First Act (Proposition 10) is "to facilitate the creation and implementation of an integrated, comprehensive, and collaborative system of information and services to enhance optimal early childhood development." This report provides policymakers and others with working information about family resource centers (FRC), provides information useful in shaping policy recommendations that may lead to higher levels of integration of various Proposition 10-supporting initiatives, and provides insight into possible paths to creating and implementing FRCs. The report defines FRCs and provides a rationale for such centers by examining whether they are effective, the attributes and core competencies of FRCs, and experiences with such centers in other states. Elements of financing FRCs are also explored. The report concludes with recommendations relevant to creating an integrated system of information and services in support of needs of families and young children; recommendations are in the areas of design and evaluation, funding, practice, and policy. Three appendices include relevant web resources, considerations when starting a family resource center, and a list of common family resource center funding sources. (Contains 45 endnotes.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Family Needs, Family Programs, Financial Support, Integrated Services, Program Development, Program Implementation
UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, Box 951772, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 ($5). Tel: 310-206-1898; Fax: 310-206-3180. For full text: http://www.healthychild.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community
Sponsor: David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.
Identifiers - Location: California