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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 1999): Social Care - Overseas

CULTURAL LESSONS

S. A. Churm
Community Care, no 1272, 1999, p. 24-25

Describes the bicultural social work practice which evolved in New Zealand following the implementation of the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1989. Explores the integration of Maori cultural values into social services, focusing in particular on the evolution of family group conferences, which have their roots in traditional Maori decision making processes.

TEENAGE PARENT PROGRAMS: A SYNTHESIS OF THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE NEW CHANCE DEMONSTRATION, OHIO'S LEARNING, EARNING AND PARENTING PROGRAM, AND THE TEENAGE PARENT DEMONSTRATION

R. C. Granger and R. Cytren
Evaluation Review, vol. 23, 1999, p. 107-145

Article synthesises the long-term findings from three major evaluations or programmes that began in the 1980s and were designed to improve the self-sufficiency of teenage mothers on welfare. In spite of some successes with some outcomes and subsamples, the projects have not produced the results hoped for when they began. Most families remained poor and on welfare.

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