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Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships : Success Stories - Thomas R. Chibucos

Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships

Success Stories

By: Thomas R. Chibucos (Editor), Richard M. Lerner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1999
ISBN: 9780792385400
Number Of Pages: 376

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A consistently identified criticism about contemporary higher education is that academia is not playing a visible role in contributing to the improvement of the lives of people in the community - as the lives are lived on a day-to-day basis. However, there has been a long tradition of such `Outreach Scholarship' in America, and this focus is gaining renewed attention, at least in part, because policy makers and philanthropic organizations are pressing universities and colleges to use their learning resources in ways that more directly benefit society. Universites have listened to, and continue to heed, such appeals.
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: Success Stories illustrates such work by presenting several dozen exemplary `success stories' of community-university partnerships that serve to enhance the lives of children, youth, and families. These illustrations are drawn from collaborations across the breadth of the nation and reflect the work of many diverse colleges and universities. Moreover, these partnerships involve an array of target audiences, ranging across the individual life span from infancy through old age and involving a diverse set of groups and organizations. In addition, this work takes many forms, for example, technical assistance, evaluation, training, program design and delivery, demonstration or participatory, action research, and dissemination.
The book is useful to two broad audiences: (1) Individuals, in and out of academia, in decision-making roles that directly impact what gets done or does not get done in colleges and universities; and (2) Persons outside academia who are concerned with creating positive change across a wide-range of issues pertinent to the lives of youth, families, and communities. This volume will guide universities and communities to work together to promote positive development in the diverse children, families, and communities of our nation.

List of Contributors
Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnerships: A View of the Issues
Build It and They Will come ... The Birmingham Early Learning Center: Creating a Vision for the Future of Alabama''s Children
The Bibb County Child Caring Foundation (BCCCF): A Story That Needs to be Shared
Arizona State University and the Southwest Autism Research Center: Partners in Helping Children with Autism and their Families
Child Care on Campus: A True Partnership Between an Academic Program and Vendor
Partnering with the State Legislature: Connecticut''s Family Impact Seminar
Northern Delaware Early Head Start: An Interagency Approach to Supporting Children and Families
Developing a Partnership Model to Enhance Literacy: Focusing on a Community''s Future
Improving Rural Child Care: A Community-University Partnership
A Partnership for Youth in Florida Cooperative Extension
A Success Story of a Working Consortium: Project KICK
Mental Health Issues in Criminal Court: Collaboration Among Broward County, Florida Courts, and Nova Southeastern University
The Family Solutions Program: A Collaboration of the University of Georgia and the Athens/Clarke County Juvenile Court
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Facilitating Peaceable Schools
Certification by Learning on an Alternative Schedule (CLAS)
Improving Child Care Systems in Illinois and Georgia: Partnerships Between the Land-Grant Universities and State Agencies
Project Family: A Partnership Integrating Research with the Practice of Promoting Family and Youth Competencies
Establishment of an Interdisciplinary Collaborative Degree Program in Early Childhood Studies
Extending Head Start to Homeless Families: A University-Community Partnership
The Goucher College-Choice Middle Schools Program Partnership
The Benefits of a Philanthropic-University-School Community Partnership: The Cambridge `Say Yes to Education'' Story
Revitalizing the Community Through Neighborhood and Institutional Partnerships
Cameo Feature News: University and Community Partnership Disseminates Child Development Information
Developing an Extended Services School: A School-Community-University Partnership
Family T.I.E.S. Family Support Program for Adolescent Mothers and Their Children: A Collaboration Between Mott Children''s Health Center and Michigan State University
Checkpoints: Building Capacity to Enhance Program Impact Through Evaluation
The Young Spartan Program: Partners with Students
Fostering Community Guardianship: Serving Children and Families Through Community-University Partnership
Beyond Just Say No: The Michigan Abstinence Partnership
Skipped Generation Parents: Building Collaborative Partnerships to Support Custodial Grandparents
A Broad and Dynamic Partnership: Minnesota''s Children, Youth and Family Consortium
Building Partnerships: The University and Community Unite
Preparing Students for Collaboration: The MU Interprofessional Initiative
Research-based Parenting Education for Divorcing Parents: A University-Community Collabor
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ISBN: 9780792385400
ISBN-10: 0792385403
Series: International Series in Outreach Scholarship
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 30th June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.68