ERIC Number: ED175584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Texas Migrant Council, Inc.
Villarreal, Oscar L.
Operating various programs, the Texas Migrant Council, a multi-service agency, administers assistance to migrants during their stay in their home base state, as well as on their migrant trek. Its Head Start program serves mobile migrant children from the ages of 0 to 5 and gives continuity of services by following them to the northern states during the summer months. The program also seeks to hire staff from the migrant population and develop a strong training program that will aid them in their career development. Nutrition and health services are provided. The Home Start program helps parents teach at home what head start teachers offer in classrooms. Nutrition, health, education and social-psychological services are rendered to the whole family. The Human Development Program initiates new services or adapts existing services and brings them together to meet the families' comprehensive needs. The Council offers a training program for migrant health aides, and a CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) program that enables a migrant to decide on new employment goals and to receive the services that will enable him to fulfill his plan. The Teen Start program provides two teen centers where young people can spend their leisure time engaging in constructive activities to fully develop their individual capacities and alienate them from a potential delinquency environment. A Child Abuse prevention program is also offered. (DS)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Abuse, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Health Services, Job Training, Mexican Americans, Migrant Adult Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Migrant Youth, Mobile Educational Services, Program Descriptions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.
Identifiers: Project Head Start; Texas Migrant Council