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ERIC Number: ED503978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Adding It Up: A Rationale for Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth and Families
Flynn-Khan, Margaret; Ferber, Thaddeus; Gaines, Elizabeth; Pittman, Karen
Forum for Youth Investment
This introduction, one of three parts of "Adding It Up: A Guide to Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth and Families," explains the why, how and what behind creating a children, youth, and families (CYF) resource map. Setting the stage for what's involved in the process, this overview provides a good framework for understanding both the benefits and the challenges of getting the job done right. A CYF map is different than its standard public accounting cousins. Unlike traditional budget documents, one of the core purposes of a CYF map is to shift the focus from reporting on spending by departments and agencies to a perspective that shows overall investments in children, youth and families. By cutting across bureaucratic boundaries, CYF maps can provide decision makers with a fresh and more meaningful vantage point from which to view their work: one that allows them to see not only specific goals, but the context in which they occur. [For "Adding It Up: A Guide for Mapping Public Resources for Children, Youth and Families," see ED503977.]
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail:; Web site: http://
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: The Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment; Finance Project
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A