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ERIC Number: EJ959617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
From Hard to Reach to How to Reach: A Systematic Review of the Literature on Hard-to-Reach Families
Boag-Munroe, Gill; Evangelou, Maria
Research Papers in Education, v27 n2 p209-239 2012
This paper presents a review of the literature relating to hard-to-reach families which has been published over the last 12 years in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. The purpose of the review was twofold: to gain insights to understandings of the term "hard-to-reach" within these services--education, health and social--which might be aiming to access such families in order to help them improve their life chances and to explore the ways in which services have been successful in engaging the families. A consistent message to emerge from the review is that complex issues need complex solutions which in turn need time to implement. Additionally, it is clear that services need to develop diversity of support provision in order to meet the varying needs of families and that services need to develop a shared script for working with them. (Contains 1 table and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Canada; United Kingdom; United States