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In This Report, You’ll Learn
Methods for developing, testing and implementing family supports through diverse neighborhood partnerships.
Partnership roles based on the unique strengths, values and needs of the neighborhood
How to improve parenting capacity.
How to evaluate progress toward more effective service delivery systems in neighborhoods.
This guide is one of several tools within the Foundation’s Family to Family Initiative established in 1992 to reconceptualize, redesign and reconstruct foster care systems. It explores non-traditional partnerships in Pierce County, Washington to achieve an interconnected web of neighborhood hubs that support families.
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Achieving Neighborhood Self-Actualization
People Helping People participants and other helpers benefited the whole neighborhood in this staged approach toward family self-sufficiency--from addressing physical safety, family sustenance and overall well-being--through gradual neighborhood bonding where individuals and families help one another as problems arise.
Findings & Stats
The top priority of a successful People Helping People neighborhood partnership is child, family and worker safety.
Addressing Drug Abuse
Although many people are helped by drug treatment, many also refuse it. People Helping People partners can help address relapses.
In People Helping People partnerships, by definition, sometimes the line between helpers and those being helped is blurred.
Statements & Quotations
Modeling behavior that is helpful to the community can encourage others to do the same.
We want to develop self-determined, neighborhood-based groups of people who help one another and others cost-effectively.
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