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Readings in Family Support

Table of Contents

1.
The Fundamentals of Family Support
1.1 What is a Family Support Program?
Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)
1.2 The Guiding Principles of Family Support
Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)
1.3 Understanding Family Support Programs
Suzanne Smythe
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 1, Spring 2004, pages 5-14
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
1.4 TrAAAveling the TransCanada Highway: Mapping the Adoption, Application and Adherence to Family Support Principles
Carl J. Dunst
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 1, Spring 2004, pages 41-48
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
1.5 Family Support: An Essential Component for Effective Preschool Programs
Valora Washington, Maureen Ferris, Marilyn Hughes, Sharon Scott-Chandler, Wendy Luk and Tamara Bates
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 2, Winter 2006, pages 31-36
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
1.6 Key Program Elements: Family Support Services
Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, D.C.
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 2, Winter 2006, pages 37-40
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
1.7 Putting the Pieces Together: A Conceptual Framework for Family Support Practice, pages 1-17
John Malcolmson
©2002, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN: 0-919051-39-1
1.8 Integration and Collaboration in Theory and Practice
Synergy: Integrated Approaches in Family Support , pages 17-24
©2004, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-50-2
1.9 Taking an 'Advocacy With' Approach to Better Support Families
Lianne Fisher
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 3, Spring 2010, pages 11-15
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
1.10 Case Studies of Family Resource Programs
1. Chapters 1-7, pages 9-122
2. References, pages 268-278
3. Program Profiles, pages 124-268
Irene Kyle and Maureen Kellerman, ISBN 0-919051-26-X
©1998, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
 
2.
Working with Parents
2.1 Are You Ready? Enriching Your Knowledge
Working with Parent Groups, pages 15-31
Betsy Mann
©2004, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-52-9
2.2 A Process of Discovery
Supporting Fathers, pages 1-11
B. Beauregard and F. Brown
© 2000, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-34-0
2.3 What Works for Whom? Promising Practices in Parenting Education, 77 pages
Betsy Mann
©2008, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
 
3.
Diversity
3.1 Racism and Systemic Barriers
Reflecting Our Communities, pages 32-47
Maureen Kellerman
© 1996, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada
ISBN 0-662-25244-6
3.2 Lessons Learned: Collaborations between family resource centres and settlement agencies
Kristin Reeves
Welcome Here Resource Kit
©2008, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN: 978-0-9784698-2-5
3.3 More Lessons Learned: Welcoming Newcomer Families in Family Resource Programs
Welcome Here Resource Kit
Ratna Nadkarni, Kim Hetherington and Magdalene Cooman-Maxwell
©2009, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN: 978-0-9784698-2-5
3.4 What are the Essential Elements of Valid Research? The Problem of “Data” and their Collection in Cross-Cultural Contexts
Judith K. Bernhard
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 3, Spring 2010, pages 27-40
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
 
4.
Child Protection
4.1 Searching for Common Ground: Family Resource Programs and Child Welfare
Janice MacAulay
Community Work Approaches to Child Welfare, pages 163-180
Edited by Brian Wharf
©2002, Brian Wharf
ISBN 1-55111-453-4
4.2 The Continuum of Family Supports
Tensions and Possibilities: Forging Better Links between Family Resource Programs and Child Welfare, pages 13-14
Janice MacAulay
©2002, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-37-5
4.3 Comparing Child Welfare Organizations and Family Resource Programs
Tensions and Possibilities: Forging Better Links between Family Resource Programs and Child Welfare, pages 16-17
Janice MacAulay
©2002, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-37-5
4.4 Community Building Approach for Child Protection
Ken Barter
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 1, Spring 2004, pages 27-32
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
4.5 The Community System and its Strengths
Discovering Our Capacities, pages 6-20
Deborah Ann Sullivan
©2002, Deborah Ann Sullivan
ISBN 0-919051-43-X
 
5.
Evaluation
5.1 Excerpts from The Evaluation of Family Resource Programs: Challenges and Promising Approaches
1. Themes from the Literature, pages 5-14
2. Findings and Ideas: National and Regional Meetings, pages 23-32
3. Sources, pages 45-49
Peter Gabor
©2003, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-47-2
5.2 Evaluation Outcomes in Family Support: A focus on benefits for children
Rachel Berman
Perspectives in Family Support, Volume 1, Spring 2004, pages 33-40
© Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
5.3 Ten literature summaries from the e-Valuation project
1.    Engaging Families with a Welcoming Atmosphere and Respectful Staff
2.   Enhancing Family Participation
3.   Diversity
4.   Transfer of Strategies for Increasing Family Well-being
5.   Parental Confidence
6.   Strengthening Family Social Networks
7.    Links to Other Services and Resources
8.   Worker Satisfaction
9.   Appropriate Policies
10. Collaboration and Partnership
Peter Gabor
©2006, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
5.4 Core indicators for family resource programs
e-Valuation: Building Capacity in the Family Resource Sector, pages 17-20
©2006, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-58-8
5.5 Finding Our Way: A Participatory Evaluation Method for Family Resource Programs, 156 pages
Diana Ellis
©1998, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs
ISBN 0-919051-27-8
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