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A Case Management and Family Support Handbook [microform] : Lessons Learned from the Development and Implementation of Marin City Families First, an Early Intervention Program / J. Ronald Lally and Others
Bib ID 5605482
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Lally, J. Ronald
Online Versions
Description [S.l.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1993 
37 p. 

Families First, an early intervention program implemented in Marin City, California, was designed to integrate and coordinate the provision of a wide range of services to families of children in a low-income, mostly African-American community, from the third trimester of pregnancy to 8 years of age. The program is intended to enhance the children's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This handbook includes two types of information related to Families First: (1) a description of the two-pronged, augmented family support system used in the program; and (2) recommendations for the functioning of case management and family support services. The handbook's focus is the day-to-day work of family advocates and their clinical coordinator in a program designed to deal with the problems and risks of living in a low-income, high drug community. Information is presented about recommended operating principals, staffing patterns, orientation and training plans, and program operations. Common problems of this type of work are pointed out, and uncommon conditions of families are documented. The handbook also contains recommended approach styles with these families and advice on recruitment, the development of relationships, dealing with crises, and sustaining relationships with families. (AA)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RP1002006.

ERIC Note: For related document, see ED 342 493.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Agency Role.  |  Black Community.  |  Childhood Needs.  |  Community Services.  |  Cooperation.  |  Drug Rehabilitation.  |  Early Intervention.  |  Family Programs.  |  Poverty Areas.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Program Development.  |  Families First Program CA Family Resource and Support Programs  |  African Americans California (Marin County) Far West Laboratory for Educational R and D CA Support Services
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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