ERIC Number: ED248983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Who Bears the Burden? Black Children in America: Impact of the President's FY '85 Budget Proposals.
National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
Emphasizing the effects of changes in social policy on black children, this report describes the federal administration's proposed and completed funding for social programs for fiscal years 1982-85 and outlines strategies for those interested in affecting program policy. Social programs are grouped under three main headings: (1) health and child nutrition, (2) education and Head Start, and (3) family supports. Each of these sections begins with a short fictional vignette of a black family in need of services. Each section also describes the programs in detail, traces administrative and congressional actions on these programs in fiscal years l982-84, and discusses the President's funding proposals for fiscal year l985 and their projected impact. Statistics are given on the participation of black women and children in these programs and on the decline in the numbers served due to budget cuts. The report concludes with a discussion of different avenues that individuals can take to influence public policy. These include developing telephone strategies, writing letters to congressional representatives, taking budget surveys, and involving the community in discussing these issues. Two appendices provide a description and history of 12 federal social service programs that affect children and a glossary of terms used in discussing the federal budget. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Adoption, Black Youth, Budgeting, Child Welfare, Compensatory Education, Day Care, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Foster Care, Government Role, Health, Nutrition, Retrenchment, Social Services
National Black Child Development Institute, 1463 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($5.75).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Food Supplements; Prenatal Care; Project Head Start