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Truly Comprehensive Strategies: Because sometimes we need reminding

From Putting the Pieces Together; Comprehensive School-linked Strategies. US Department of Education, 1996.

Help children, parents and families by building community resources and relationships;

Help children, parents and families solve immediate problems and develop capacity to avoid future crises;

Build collaboration among all of the community's major groups and cultures, including parents, churches, and a range of agencies and organizations in addition to schools;

Involve multiple stakeholders in all stages of program planning, design and implementation;

Communicate in languages that are accessible to all partners; and

Flow from a shared vision about improving long-term conditions for children, families and communities - not simply a goal of providing services or treating a problem.

The 7 Attributes of Highly Successful Services

KIDS Network from Lisbeth B. Schorr, COMMON PURPOSE:
Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America.

1. They are comprehensive, flexible and responsive.

2. They deal with children in the context of their families; they deal with families as part of communities; they are deeply rooted in the neighborhood.

3. They have a long-term, preventive orientation, a clear mission, and continue to evolve over time.

4. They operate in settings that support high quality standards; skilled, supportive managers hold staff accountable for achieving shared purpose.

5. They operate with enough intensity and perseverance to achieve agreed-upon outcomes.

6. They encourage staff to expand the boundaries of their job descriptions to build strong relationships, based on mutual trust and respect, with the individuals, families and professionals with whom they work.

7. They recognize the limits of a "service" strategy, and become part of/link up with efforts to build community and expand economic opportunity.

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