INNOVATIVE SERVICES MONOGRAPH
These mongraphs are in-depth reports on innovative
human service programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. They detail the
need for each program, describe how it works and put it in context with
similar programs in the field. Developed under the aegis of Zellerbach
Family Fund's Primary Prevention Committee of social welfare and family
services professionals, the monographs are aimed at professionals and
public policy makers to encourage understanding of complex social problems
and replication of successful solutions.
Diagnosis, 1998, 48 pages.
It's estimated that more than 50 percent of persons
with mental illness also abuse drugs and alcohol?
Are treatment programs effective? Dual Diagnosis
relates the history of this growing problem and
reports on the efforts of six San Francisco Bay
Area counties to integrate mental health and
addiction recovery treatment programs.
One Death Too Many, 1995,
An in-depth look at Oakland Healthy Start, a five-year,
federally funded, community-based program that has succeeded
in reducing infant mortality by 50%. Services included preterm
delivery prevention, health education, counseling, support
groups and parenting classes.
in My Back Yard: Issues and Rights in Housing for the Mentally Ill, 1994,
Explores issues involved in setting up residential housing
facilities for mentally ill clients. Chapters include "Formulas
for Success," War Stories from
Bay Area Back Yards," "Defining NIMBY: What Are People Afraid Of," "New
Laws to Solve Old Problems," "Housing Strategies for the 90s," and "Good
Ideas for Policy Makers."
Foster Kids' Survival Groups: Lessons from a Mental
Health-Social Services Collaboration, 1994, 32 pages.
demonstration project to help foster children deal with their anger,
depression and fears, Alameda County's Mental Health and Social Services
departments jointly planned and operated 11 support groups for 66
foster children, aged 8 to 16. Project staff learned what works and
doesn't work in a group, and gained insight into the challenges of
Family Preservation Programs: State's Successful New Strategy to
Keep Children at Home, 1993, 32 pages.
Three California counties
are successfully operating Family Preservation Programs, saving the state
money and helping to keep families intact by providing high-quality, short-term
Preserving the Cultural Legacy,
1992, 32 pages.
The Oakland-based Black Adoption Placement and
Research Center's model program successfully recruits African
American families for the disproportionately large number of
black and mixed black children in Northern and Central California
who need adoptive or therapeutic foster homes.
The Ultimate Safety Net: Pregnancy to Parenthood
Family Center, 1990, 28 pages.
Center staff work with
Marin County parents at risk for abusing or neglecting their
children. Services are provided from pregnancy until the
child is 3 and include counseling, childbirth and parenting
education and developmental assessments.
Toward Self-Reliance: Refugee Women's Program,
1990, 24 pages.
Volunteers spend 10,000 hours a year teaching
refugees English and practical life skills to increase their self-reliance
and financial independence. Volunteers -- housewives, professionals,
students, retirees -- make a six-month commitment to the program,
but many work in the program for years.
New Hope for Drug-Exposed Infants and Their
Mothers: Mandela House, 1990, 28 pages.
mothers and their infants live up to a year at Mandela House,
a six-bed residential facility in Oakland. Report also describes
other Bay Area programs and research projects attempting
to deal with this childhood epidemic.
Breaking the Cycle of Failure: A Report on
the Family Enrichment Network, 1989, 24 pages.
Enrichment Network, an intervention program in East Oakland,
offers support groups, special outings and speakers for parents
and their children, and gives families the tools to positively
affect their future.
Closing the Service Gap for At-Risk Families:
San Mateo County's Family Outreach Project, 1989, 24 pages.
of public health nurses and a mental health professional work with
families whose multiple problems put them at high risk for seriously
abusing and neglecting their children. Services are aimed at stabilizing
the family and preventing re-entry into the child welfare system.
Supporting Self-Help in Stanislaus,
1988, 24 pages.
Stanislaus County Mental Health Department provides
local self-help groups with training, consultation, support and
resources, including Nurturing the Nurturer, a support group
for self-help group facilitators.
On the Move in San Mateo County: Support Team Services
for Homeless Mentally Ill, 1987, 20 pages.
The Mobile Support
Team program responds 24 hours a day, seven days a week to calls for
help from regular clients and monitors the needs of other mentally
ill people living on the streets.
Foster Families as Partners in Therapy,
1987, 52 pages.
Description of three private programs and one public
program in which seriously abused and neglected children are
placed with specially trained foster parents who receive extensive
support from social workers and mental health professionals.
New Beginnings: A Report on the Fost/Opt Program of San
Francisco Department of Social Services, 1985, 48 pages.
initiated in 1981, places children, not yet legally free but unlikely
to be returned to their parents, with families that want to adopt and
are willing to take some risk to do so.
In the Child's Best Interest,
1985, 24 pages.
A handbook that identifies the population of children
who are dependents of the Juvenile Court, defines their needs, describes
the laws and policies affecting them and considers the costs of serving
and supporting them.
All monographs were researched and written by Marjorie
Beggs, San Francisco Study Center staff writer.
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