ERIC Number: ED248982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Children, Youth, and Families in the Southeast. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (Miami, Florida, October 14, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Presenting the third of five regional fact-finding committee hearings across the United States, this document includes live testimony and prepared statements from social organizations and state and county offices in Florida, Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi. Representatives of these agencies reported their efforts to ameliorate problems in the following areas: (1) missing children; (2) teenage sexual activity and parenting skills; (3) foster care and adoption; (4) health care, shelter, legal protection, and psychological counseling for runaways and abused and neglected children; (5) social services for migrant workers and Haitian and Hispanic immigrants; (6) day care, health care, and training to break the cycle of poverty for women and children receiving public aid; (7) ineffective vocational training and high corporeal punishment, suspension and drop-out rates in schools; (8) the prevention of learning and physical disabilities through improved prenatal care (especially for first pregnancies) and screening and health care for infants at risk and preschool children; (9) legal aid and alternatives to formal court proceedings and detention for juvenile offenders; (10) preventing family violence and helping its victims; and (1l) improving medical treatment by including psychological evaluations of patients. Information and statistics are provided about these problems in cities, counties, and states in the Southeast. Committee members asked for further details about these problems and the funding and organization of specific social programs. A day care center operated by a hospital for its employees is also described in detail. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Battered Women, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children, Disabilities, Discipline, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Hearings, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Parenthood Education, Poverty, Psychotherapy, Runaways, Sex Education, Social Services, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 052-070-05939-7, $4.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Identifiers: Congress 98th; Guardian Ad Litem; Haiti; Juvenile Justice; Missing Children; United States (Southeast)
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