ERIC Number: ED362263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Solving the Maze of Federal Programs for Children & Families: Perspectives from Key Congressional Staff. Special Report #1 and Executive Summary.
Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes discussions from two round-table seminars exploring federal programs that affect children and families. Ideas presented in this report are organized around five topics: (1) symptoms of fragmented federal programs for children and families; (2) why coordinated services for children and families are so rare; (3) what Congress could do to make federal programs more effective and efficient; (4) legislative provisions to promote coordinated services; and (5) what the Clinton Administration can do to make federal programs for children and families more coherent. Appendices include a list of seminar participants, who represented a cross section of key Congressional staff responsible for a wide range of programs, including Aid to Families with Dependent children, the Earned Income Tax Credit, Chapter 1, Food Stamps, Head Start, Medicaid, and housing assistance for the poor. Also appended are brief descriptions of 10 major federal programs affecting children and families, and a few facts about children and families in the United States. (MM)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement
Institute for Educational Leadership, Suite 310, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($10 pre-paid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Earned Income Tax Credit; Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1; Food Stamp Program; Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Medicaid; Project Head Start; School Lunch Program; Women Infants Children Supplemental Food Program