ERIC Number: ED046529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Children Who Are Injured. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 13. (Working Copy).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Three major premises form the basis of the recommendations of Forum 13. First, the traditional definition of injury should be expanded to include psychological, sociological, and environmental factors leading to children's injuries. Second, approaches to preventing and treating injuries cannot be separated from the environments with which children constantly interact. Third, children must be given higher priority, both by government and private enterprise, at all levels throughout the nation. The following recommendations are made: (1) that governmental units closest to the neighborhood select persons to be trained in problem-solving techniques and informed about available resources related to children's injuries; (2) that governments, aided by private and volunteer organizations, develop programs of training and ongoing consultation for those community workers; (3) that a cabinet level position with major responsibility for children and youth be considered; and (4) that Congress establish a permanent staff to study problems related to children and their environments. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.