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Family services for migrant and seasonal farm workers: The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) model.

Authors
Liebman-AK; Mainster-B; Lee-BC
Source
J Agromed 2014 Jun; 19(2):123-129
NIOSHTIC No.
20044505
Abstract
Agricultural employers and work supervisors strive to keep children out of worksites, but oftentimes migrating farm worker parents lack accessible or affordable options for childcare in a trusted environment. Thus, children may not have a safe, appropriate place to be while their parents are conducting agricultural work. Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) of Florida is a community development organization that creates and fosters opportunities for the children of migrant and other low-income rural families. To better understand the RCMA system, an in-depth assessment of its program was undertaken to identify both its standard and unique features. Results revealed many attributes contributing to RCMA's success. Based upon RCMA's 48-year track record, employers, agribusinesses, and communities are encouraged to adopt strategies to meet local and regional childcare needs where parents are working in agriculture.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Humans; Men; Women; Children; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Author Keywords: Agribusiness; agricultural employers; childcare; family services; farm worker children; farm workers; migrant families
Contact
Barbara C. Lee, PhD, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, National Children's Center, 1000 N. Oak Avenue ML1, Marshfield, WI 54449
Publication Date
20140601
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
lee.barbara@mcrf.mfldclin.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-009568; M062014
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1059-924X
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
MD; FL; WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
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