ERIC Number: ED334003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's Forgotten Children: Promises To Keep.
Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
This report provides an Arizona perspective on the implications and effects of homelessness on children and youth, whether they live with their families or on their own. Statistics on homeless families are provided, and issues affecting homeless families are discussed. These issues involve shelters, child care, education, and health. Issues that affect youths who are homeless and on their own are also discussed; these involve lack of services, education and health problems, physical and sexual abuse, and delinquency. Arizona's response to homeless children and youth is described in terms of the state's welfare and child welfare systems, health care system, and education and housing polices. For each of these areas, measures to improve services to the homeless are recommended. Several federal programs for the homeless are described. A recommendation to the governor to ensure coordination of federal and state policies and programs is offered. A list of 38 references is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Health, Children, Delinquency, Family (Sociological Unit), Federal Programs, Homeless People, Housing Needs, Social Problems, State Federal Aid, State Programs, Unemployment, Welfare Services
Children's Action Alliance, 4001 North Third Street, Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Margaret T. Morris Foundation, Prescott, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Children's Action Alliance, Phoenix, AZ.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Arizona; Childrens Action Alliance AZ