ERIC Number: ED329601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-14
Reference Count: N/A
"Caring for Young Black Children at Risk in Louisiana." U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families Hearing Summary (New Orleans, Louisiana, July 14, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This document summarizes a field hearing that examined the problems faced by low-income young black children in Louisiana, as well as successful home-, community-, and school-based early intervention programs. Thirteen witnesses testified primarily on child care needs and the health status of the State's children. The following problems were discussed: (1) the connection between the State's poor economic status and the failure of the educational and welfare systems to produce a trained workforce; (2) adolescent pregnancy; (3) substandard public housing and inadequate child care; (3) the breakdown of the black family; (4) access to health care services; and (5) child abuse. The following programs were described: (1) Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY), a home-based preschool education program for disadvantaged 4- and 5-year-olds using parent peer tutors; (2) Louisiana Early Childhood Development Project, which expands the New Orleans Public School District's preschool program; (3) National Council of Negro Women's Teen Pregnancy Program, which provides classroom training and counseling; (4) Pediatric AIDS Program (PAP), which collaborates with a hospital to identify, support, and treat infected mothers early in pregnancy and care for AIDS-exposed babies. A fact sheet on young children at risk in Louisiana is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Identifiers: Congress 101st; Louisiana