Self reliance, educating families, EDUFAIM
This article on a self-reliance education program describes the development, implementation, and elements of success of Educating Families to Achieve Independence in Montana (EDUFAIM) as a model for statewide integration of efforts to help families dependent on public assistance move toward a more self-supporting lifestyle. An overview of the EDUFAIM program, from its beginnings to implementation strategies, open the article, followed by a discussion of the evidence of EDUFAIM's success, including effective collaboration, effective educational materials and teaching strategies, effective evaluation strategies, and effective use of evaluation data. The article concludes with a discussion of program limitations.
Original Publication Citation
Duncan, S. F., Dunnagan, T., Christopher, S., & Paul, L. (2003). Helping families toward the goal of self-support: Montana’s EDUFAIM program. Families in Society, 84, 213-222.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Duncan, Stephen F.; Dunnagan, Tim; Christopher, Suzanne; and Paul, Lynn, "Helping families toward the goal of self-support: Montana's EDUFAIM program" (2021). Faculty Publications. 4856.
Families in Society
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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