ERIC Number: ED255296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The 1984 State Legislative Summary of Children and Youth Issues.
Smith, Joan M.; And Others
This 50-state profile identifies and summarizes new laws affecting children and youth that were enacted by the states during the 1984 legislative sessions. The information was gathered through a phone survey of state legislative contacts. The draft report was sent to the 50 state contacts for comment and review. Thus the final report represents a joint effort between the National Conference of State Legislatures and state legislative staff. Collectively, the states enacted 602 pieces of children and youth legislation in 1984. The issues of child support, abuse and neglect, and child welfare were the three areas of greatest legislative activity. The report is organized by key topics that encompass 17 public policy issues: abuse and neglect; Aid to Families with Dependent Children; child care/day care; child health; child support enforcement; child welfare; custody and visitation; domestic and family law; education; juvenile justice; legal representation; mental health; missing children/kidnapping; substance abuse; teen pregnancy; teen suicide; and youth employment. States enacting legislation, the bill numbers, and brief descriptions of each bill are listed under each topic. The report also contains a state-by-state summary of enacted legislation in the appendix which is organized by state, topic and bill number. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Custody, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Delinquency, Drug Abuse, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Health Services, Mental Health, Pregnancy, State Legislation, State Surveys, Suicide, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Child Restraints (Vehicle Safety); Child Support; Missing Persons