Intergenerational Programs

Imperatives, Strategies, Impacts, Trends

By Sally M Newman, Steven W Brummel, Mary Frank

© 1989 – Routledge

258 pages

Purchasing Options:
Hardback: 9780866567732
pub: 1989-06-01
US Dollars$130.00

About the Book

They highlight successful intergenerational programs and discuss the historical, developmental, cultural, societal, and political perspectives that must be considered if more productive exchanges are to take place in the future. This empowering book will be particularly valuable to professionals and advocates who work with children and the aged, the systems and agencies that represent these two generations, public and private funding sources, and legislators and other public policymakers.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Preface
  • A History of Intergenerational Programs
  • Part I: Imperatives
  • Introduction
  • Historical Imperative
  • Historical Trends in Intergenerational Contacts
  • Developmental Imperative
  • Child Development and Intergenerational Programming
  • Young Adulthood to Old Age: Looking at Intergenerational Possibilities From a Human Development Perspective
  • Cross-Cultural Imperative
  • The Hispanic Elderly and the Intergenerational Family
  • Intergenerational Exchange in Developing Countries
  • Societal Imperative
  • The Intergenerational Movement: A Social Imperative The Social Policy Implications of Intergenerational Exchange
  • Public Policy Imperative
  • Intergenerational Programming in Public Policy
  • Political Imperative for Intergenerational Programs?
  • Part II: Strategies
  • Introduction
  • Developing an Intergenerational Program
  • Training and Education for Intergenerational Activities: An Agenda for the Future
  • Evaluation of Intergenerational Programs: Why and How?
  • Linking Systems: A Systems Approach to Intergenerational Programming
  • Exemplary Intergenerational Programs
  • Part III: Impacts
  • Introduction
  • Intergenerational Programs--Impact on Attitudes
  • The Effects of an Adoptive Grandparent Program on Youth and Elderly Participants
  • Research Evaluation of a Foster Grandparent Program
  • Intergenerational Program Research to Refine Theory and Practice
  • Part IV: Trends
  • Introduction
  • Health Care: An Intergenerational Issue
  • A Case for Intergenerational Child Care
  • The Intergenerational Movement and Its Relationship to Children and Families: Interview With Margaret McFarland, PhD
  • Subject Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Divorce & Separation
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology