ERIC Number: ED046537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Rights of Children. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 22. (Working Copy).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Children's rights can be served by maximizing from birth the opportunities for each individual child's healthy growth, well-being, and fullfillment. Knowledge of the developmental needs and characteristics of children must be the foundation for action and policy by government and other agencies and institutions--national, state and local. Children have the right to grow up in a society which respects the dignity of life, the right to be born healthy and wanted, the right to grow up in nurturing family and community environments, the right to be educated to capacity, and the right to have societal mechanisms effect the foregoing rights. Three major concerns must guide the development of any recommendations designed to secure the rights of children: (1) commitment to children as a primary factor, (2) commitment to individualize care of children by all persons serving them, and (3) special concern for the mental and physical health of minority children. (Author/WY)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.