ERIC Number: ED247024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Services in the 80's: What Are They? How Can They Be Met?
Biggs, Lucy C.
Contents of this keynote address provide current information about services offered by the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF). In fiscal years 1984 and 1985, ACYF will continue with program initiatives to improve the quality and effectiveness of Head Start. In addition, ACYF has established a number of initiatives to help support American families in their child care needs. ACYF also continues to be involved in helping states and local communities improve their child care systems and services. To counter child abuse and neglect, ACYF assists states and communities in improving their prevention and treatment activities. Additionally, the organization has implemented a special-needs adoption program and administers a program under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. Throughout the past decade, considerable progress has been made in every aspect of children's services. In the future, while the federal government will continue to provide support, leadership at the community and the state levels will be needed. (RH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Administration for Children Youth and Families; Project Head Start; Special Needs Children
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Conference of the New England Association for the Education of Young Children (Manchester, NH, April 27-28, 1984).