Title

The Families and Democracy Project

Keywords

family, democracy, family therapy, community

Abstract

The Families and Democracy Project moves family therapists and other professionals into the community via a critique of traditional provider/consumer models of family services, a set of principles about the civic engagement of families in partnership with professionals, and a set of public practices for working on community problems. We describe the Families and Democracy model and three specific projects. We distinguish the model from traditional hierarchical and collaborative models of working with families. And we discuss lessons we have learned, and our plans to take this work to its next developmental stage.

Original Publication Citation

Doherty, W. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2002). The Families and Democracy Project. Family Process, 41, 579-589.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2002-12

Publisher

Family Process

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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