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Comprehensive Family Service Systems [microform] : A Handbook for Planning and Practice / Melvin Miles
Bib ID 5555695
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Miles, Melvin
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
41 p. 

This handbook presents the essential components of a comprehensive family service system for low-income families. It shows, through the documentation and description of two low-income African American communities over 4 years of development work, the types of information that should be collected about community functioning so that informed decisions can be made. It also lists key components of comprehensive family service systems, and makes recommendations for systems development based on the key belief that service systems should be oriented toward developing support structures that empower individuals and families to become confident and competent, and enable them to seek and receive needed services. Section I of the handbook describes the communities in which the development work took place: San Francisco (California) and Marin City (California). Section II lists the four major components of an effective comprehensive family service system: a health system, a social services system, a housing system, and an education system. In addition to the four systems, a coalition strategy must also be developed to link the key systems. This section offers a description of each component, their major elements, and recommendations for implementation. (Contains 29 references) (JB)




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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agency Cooperation.  |  Blacks.  |  Comprehensive Programs.  |  Cooperative Planning.  |  Economically Disadvantaged.  |  Educational Opportunities.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Family Programs.  |  Health Services.  |  Housing.  |  Low Income Groups.  |  Poverty Programs.  |  Program Development.  |  Public Schools.  |  Systems Development.  |  Team Training.  |  Welfare Services.  |  African Americans California (Marin County) California (San Francisco)
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. Center for Child & Family Studies
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