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Marin City Families First [microform] : Implementing a Program To Improve the Lives of Families / Deborrah Bremond, Beth Piske and Bonnie Scott
Bib ID 5621347
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Bremond, Deborrah
Online Versions
Description [Washington D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1997 
48 p. 

Marin City Families First (MCFF) is an intervention program providing intensive home-based support and services to at-risk families, through family advocates, to help them stabilize their lives and increase their ability to provide safe, healthy environments for their children. Comprised of case studies of three MCFF families and their family advocates, this document describes the roles of the family advocate and program director and explores the challenges of providing comprehensive support to families and service agencies through MCFF intervention. The first family detailed in this report comprises a couple who are raising their grandchildren because the children's mother has been recently released from jail and is attending a drug recovery program. The second family comprises a single mother with three children who worked with the MCFF program to move from a life of drug dependence and despair to one of stability and self-reliance. The third family comprises a woman who is battling addiction and trying to rebuild her relationship with her husband. The case studies highlight the role of the family advocate in providing advocacy, warmth, caring, and counseling during critical times. Also described is the program director's role, which focuses on assisting community agencies in providing comprehensive services to families and children, providing clinical coordination of the cases, serving as a listener, a supporter, and a problem-solver for the family advocates as they support families. (Author)


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

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Administrator Role.  |  Administrators.  |  Advocacy.  |  At Risk Persons.  |  Case Studies.  |  Counselor Client Relationship.  |  Counselor Role.  |  Counselors.  |  Family Programs.  |  Family (Sociological Unit)  |  Interprofessional Relationship.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Social Services.  |  Family Support  |  California (Marin County) Case Management Counselor Administrator Relationship Family Advocacy Home Based Programs
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Piske, Beth, author  |  Scott, Bonnie, author  |  WestEd, San Francisco, CA
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