Family Strengthening Models


 


 

California Department of Social Services: Vehicles for Change Volume II

This monograph emerged in response to widespread interest to tell the continuing story of family resource centers (FRC) in California as originally described in Vehicles for Change, Volume I: Family Resource Centers (2000).  This includes what has influenced the development of FRCs and how they have responded to the growing body of research and best practices while remaining anchored in a deep and rich history invested in the well-being of children, families, and communities. This volume builds upon the description of quality FRCs presented in the original monograph, describes what has shaped the field over the last two decades, and defines the elements of an evolving field.
 


 

California Department of Social Services: Vehicles for Change Volume I

The purpose of this document is to define the key characteristics and activities of quality family resource centers, describe how they function as a vehicle for change for families and communities, and help policymakers and funders ?make the case? for the family resource center approach to providing family support services.