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Nurturing the one, supporting the many : the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Author: Peg McCartt Hess; Brenda G McGowan; Michael Botsko
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Extends a study funded 1993-1997 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, providing detailed information beyond that in previous publications on the Center for Family Life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peg McCartt Hess; Brenda G McGowan; Michael Botsko
ISBN: 0231115946 9780231115940 0231115954 9780231115957
OCLC Number: 50198264
Notes: Extends into 1999 a study funded 1993-1997 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, providing detailed information beyond that in previous publications on the Center.
Description: xv, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Susan P. Kemp --
Introduction: The Center for Family Life and Its Programs --
1. Building a Family-Focused Community-Centered Program: Commitments, Philosophies, and Interests --
2. The Development of the Center in the Context of Child Welfare Policy and Programming --
3. The Core: Family Counseling Services --
4. The Neighborhood Foster Care Program --
5. Supporting Families, Building Community, and Developing Children and Youth: The Community School Programs --
6. Supporting Family and Community Development --
7. Lessons Learned from the Center for Family Life in Sunset Park --
App. A. Study Design and Methodology --
App. B. Instruments Modified or Created for This Study --
App. C. Initial and Final FAF Scores.
Other Titles: Center for Family Life in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Responsibility: Peg McCartt Hess, Brenda G. McGowan, Michael Botsko.

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