ERIC Number: ED253301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Alabama Children: A Matter of Commitment and Priority. Special Report to Governor Fob James and the Alabama Legislature. Volume I and Volume II.
Ames, Bobbie H.
This report in two volumes is the product of a year-long needs assessment undertaken by the Governor of Alabama's Commission for the Alabama Year of the Child. Volume I, which contains an overview and recommendations to the governor and the legislature, includes position papers and letters from the commission and interested citizens. These position papers cover five major topics: the family, children and society, children and health, education, and juvenile justice. Social issues are discussed in terms of their effects on children; these include changes in family structure and employment, child abuse and neglect, child pornography, social services for children, infant mortality, child health and nutrition, teenage pregnancy, abortion, the use of nurse practitioners in rural counties, textbook content, curriculum reform, the influence of secular humanism, the supervision and punishment of juvenile offenders, and the role of children in the eyes of the church. Volume II contains tables of statistics giving data on population, income, Aid to Dependent Children and other programs, mental health, education, and juvenile justice in Alabama. Data on population and income in the United States are also included. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Children, Curriculum Development, Delinquency, Demography, Employed Women, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Services, Humanism, Income, Justice, Mental Health, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Health, Planning Commissions, Policy Formation, Religion, Social Services, Social Values, State Government, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Textbook Selection, Unwed Mothers
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Governor's Commission on the Alabama Year of the Child, Montgomery.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Alabama; Secular Humanism