ERIC Number: ED337521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Limited Life Opportunities for Black and Latino Youth. Report on a Public Hearing by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (Compton, California, April 26, 1990).
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations held a public hearing to examine the effects of poverty on the hundreds of thousands of low income Blacks and Latinos under the age of 18 residing in Los Angeles County (California). The Commission's findings, recommendations, and concerns are presented. The following findings are presented: (1) lack of adequate prenatal resources for black women and Latinas with resulting high mortality and morbidity rates of their infants; (2) inadequate community health services to serve the needs of poor Black and Latino children; (3) high rates of child abuse; (4) reductions in youth social service programs; (5) destructive media advertising; and (6) low expectations on the part of parents, peers, and educators. The following recommendations are made: (1) a study of Black and Latino infant mortality rates and a pilot program for its reduction; (2) a campaign to increase the level of utilization of preventive care services; (3) a mandatory high school parenting course; (4) increased school resources; (5) balanced college-vocational preparation; (6) an increase in parental involvement; and (7) an examination of successful model school programs. The commission names as concerns students' self-image, teen pregnancy, and parental involvement. A summary of the hearing testimony is provided, and a list of hearing presenters and a list of each presenter's recommendations are appended. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles County); Latinos; Testimony