The families and democracy project

William J. Doherty, Jason S. Carroll

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-590
Number of pages12
JournalFamily process
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002


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