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ERIC Number: ED013522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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CHILDREN'S BUREAU ACTIVITIES IN MENTAL RETARDATION.
Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
A HISTORY OF THE CONCERN FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN BY THE CHILDREN'S BUREAU IS FOLLOWED BY DESCRIPTIONS OF ITS VARIOUS PROGRAMS. HEALTH SERVICES INCLUDE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS SERVING THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, PERSONNEL TRAINING THROUGH GRANTS TO UNIVERSITIES, GRANT PROGRAMS FOR MATERNITY AND INFANT CARE PROJECTS, AND SUPPORT OF SCREENING, DETECTION, AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS RELATED TO PHENYLKETONURIA. MULTIPLY HANDICAPPED RETARDED CHILDREN RECEIVE SPECIAL CLINICAL PROGRAM FUNDS. THE CHILD WELFARE SERVICES PROGRAM AUTHORIZES FUNDS FOR PARENT COUNSELING, HOMEMAKER SERVICES, FOSTER FAMILY CARE, ADOPTIVE SERVICES, AND OTHERS. A STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM PROVIDES TUITION AND MAINTENANCE GRANTS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEAVE FOR CHILD WELFARE PERSONNEL. STATE AND LOCAL EFFORTS TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE THEIR SERVICES TO THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED ARE STIMULATED AND ASSISTED BY THE BUREAU IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDES AND PROGRAM MATERIALS, CURRICULUM PLANNING, COORDINATION OF SERVICES, AND OTHER CONSULTATIVE SERVICES. GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS OF REGIONAL OR NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OR WITH NEW METHODS AND FACILITIES. STUDIES THAT SHOW PROMISE OF MAKING A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR MOTHERS AND CHILDREN ARE ALSO SUPPORTED. FUTURE PLANS INCLUDE SUPPORT FOR THE PREVENTION OF RETARDATION, EXPANSION OF COMMUNITY PROGRAMS, CLINICAL CENTERS, GENETIC AND BIOCHEMICAL LABORATORY SERVICES, AND ADDITIONAL TRAINING PROJECTS FOR PROFESSIONAL AND SUBPROFESSIONAL WORKERS. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: CHILDRENS BUREAU