COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES - PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE, AND LESSONS LEARNED

Citation
Mw. Stagner et Ma. Duran, COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES - PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE, AND LESSONS LEARNED, The Future of children, 7(2), 1997, pp. 132-140
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Heath Policy & Services","Family Studies
Journal title
ISSN journal
1054-8289
Volume
7
Issue
2
Year of publication
1997
Pages
132 - 140
Database
ISI
SICI code
1054-8289(1997)7:2<132:CCI-PP>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Comprehensive community initiatives strive to improve the lives of chi ldren and families in neighborhoods characterized by extreme and conce ntrated poverty. The initiatives use multifaceted approaches to streng then communities and improve the provision of social and other service s to children and families. Early examples include the settlement hous es at the beginning of the twentieth century, the neighborhood program s of the 1930s, and the war on poverty efforts of the 1960s. Using spe cific examples, this article describes key features of current compreh ensive community initiatives, the limitations of efforts to evaluate t hem, and factors contributing to their success or failure.