ERIC Number: ED046530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Changing Families in a Changing Society. 1970 White House Conference on Children, Report of Forum 14. (Working Copy).
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Forum 14 advocates the development of flexible policies for variant family forms and legislative programs which are responsive to family needs whether the family is a single parent, nuclear family, or some other form. Human service systems must be built around people; families should not be expected to fit into mass produced formal systems based on the principle of least cost and on the presumed expertise of the professional. A family's main tasks are to develop capacities to socialize children, to enhance the competence of family members to cope with the demands of bureaucratic organizations, to use these organizations and to provide satisfactions and a mentally healthy environment. The forum recommends the initiation of an "Institute for the Study of the Family" to conduct research into family needs and to create marriage and family living institutes at universities to increase the effectiveness of specialists and professionals. The forum further advocates the examination and reordering of current systems and legislation, including a review every five years evaluating HEW on the inter-agency level to insure quality child care. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.