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Between 1998 and 2005, University-Community Partnerships at Michigan State University's Office of University Outreach and Engagement published a series of 34 Best Practice Briefs. The briefs were designed to summarize research-based information about human service concepts, processes, models, and tools for funders, policy makers, and service organizations. The full series is archived here in PDF format. Use the navigation bar on the left to browse the series by topic, or link directly to the PDF files below.

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by Theme

Introductory


Assets Approach


Changes


Community Mapping


Community Systems
of Care



Evaluation


Government Policies


Infancy Programming -
Home Visiting



School-Community Programming


Schools


Service Coordination


Social Services


University-Community
Partnership



Violence by and
toward Youth

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BRIEF 1:
Changes in Thinking that are Shaping the Planning and Delivery of Human Services

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Introductory, Changes
PDF File Size: 296 KB

BRIEF 2:
The Assets/ Strength-based Approach to Programming

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 552 KB

BRIEF 3:
The Several Forms of Community Mapping

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Community Mapping
PDF File Size: 408 KB

BRIEF 4:
The Several Forms of Community Mapping

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Community Mapping
PDF File Size: 468 KB

BRIEF 5:
Evaluating Services by Linking Outcome-based and Assets-oriented Approaches

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Evaluation, Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 516 KB

BRIEF 6:
Full Service Schools

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): School-Community Programming
PDF File Size: 471 KB

BRIEF 7:
Full Service Schools

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): School-Community Programming
PDF File Size: 440 KB

BRIEF 8:
Overcoming Hunger in the United States

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Social Services
PDF File Size: 534 KB

BRIEF 9:
Developing Community Systems of Care

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Community Systems of Care, Evaluation
PDF File Size: 480 KB

BRIEF: 10:
A Community System of Care for Very Young Children

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): Community Systems of Care, Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 528 KB

BRIEF 11:
Service-Learning

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): School-Community Programming
PDF File Size: 684 KB

BRIEF 12:
Service-Learning

Date: 1998-1999
Theme(s): School-Community Programming
PDF File Size: 470 KB

BRIEF 13:
From Case Management to Service Coordination

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Service Coordination
PDF File Size: 482 KB

BRIEF 14:
Examples of Service Coordination

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Service Coordination
PDF File Size: 514 KB

BRIEF 15:
Trends Affecting Human Services Nonprofit Organizations

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Changes
PDF File Size: 424 KB

BRIEF 16:
Evaluating Community-based Programs: Home Visiting as an Example

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Evaluation, Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 593 KB

BRIEF 17:
Effective Home Visiting for Very Young Children-1 (Outcomes)

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 599 KB

BRIEF 18:
Summaries of Home Visiting Models for Very Young Children

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 442 KB

BRIEF 19:
Effective Home Visiting for Very Young Children -2(Approaches to intervention)

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 446 KB

BRIEF 20:
Effective Home Visiting for Very Young Children -3(Logistics)

Date: 1999-2000
Theme(s): Infancy Programming- Home Visiting
PDF File Size: 415 KB

BRIEF 21:
Youth Violence: Separating Myth from Reality

Date: 2001
Theme(s): Violence by and toward Youth
PDF File Size: 522 KB

BRIEF 22:
A Framework for Preventing Youth Violence

Date: 2001
Theme(s): Violence by and toward Youth
PDF File Size: 546 KB

BRIEF 23:
What Are "Best Practices"?

Date: 2002
Theme(s): Violence by and toward Youth, Changes, Introductory
PDF File Size: 438 KB

BRIEF 24:
A Community Approach to the Prevention of Violence by Youth

Date: 2002
Theme(s): Violence by and toward Youth, Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 544 KB

BRIEF 25:
Validating the Assets Approach to Achieving Good Outcomes for Children and Youth

Date: 2002
Theme(s): Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 347 KB

BRIEF 26:
Impact of Welfare Reform

Date: 2002
Theme(s): Social Services
PDF File Size: 670 KB

BRIEF 27:
Moving from Welfare to Work: Results, Barriers, and Transitional Benefits

Date: 2003
Theme(s): Social Services
PDF File Size: 297 KB

BRIEF 28:
Moving from Welfare to Work: Asset-building Practices in Welfare Reform

Date: 2004
Theme(s): Social Services, Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 249 KB

BRIEF 29:
Characteristics of Effective Elementary Schools in Poverty Areas

Date: 2004
Theme(s): Schools, Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 227 KB

BRIEF 30:
Parent Involvement in Schools

Date: 2004
Theme(s): Schools, Assets Approach
PDF File Size: 524 KB

BRIEF 31:
School Climate and Learning

Date: 2004
Theme(s): Schools
PDF File Size: 572 KB

BRIEF 32:
Universities Working with Communities: An Evolving Partnership

Date: 2005
Theme(s): University-Community Partnership
PDF File Size: 324 KB

BRIEF 33:
University-Community Partnerships: Providing Useful Reports

Date: 2005
Theme(s): University-Community Partnership
PDF File Size: 764 KB

BRIEF 34:
How Governmental Policy is Made

Date: 2005
Theme(s): Government Policies
PDF File Size: 222 KB

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