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ERIC Number: EJ786894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Using Child and Family Indicators to Influence Communities and Policy in Los Angeles County
McCroskey, Jacquelyn
Social Indicators Research, v83 n1 p125-148 Aug 2007
This article presents a case study on the use of social indicators to guide community action and influence policy decisions around children and families in Los Angeles County California. Since the early 1990s, the Children's Planning Council has incorporated strategic use of data in all of its planning and community organizing. The Council has developed a unique set of strategies for using social indicators, in combination with large-scale organizing, to convene stakeholders, change perceptions and influence decision-making. The article describes the Council, the theoretical framework that guides its approach to data, key issues that have guided its information strategies, and the challenges that still lie ahead.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California