ERIC Number: ED050185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Parents as Partners in Department Programs for Children and Youth. A Report to the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Department of Health Education and Welfare, Washington, DC. Task Force on Parent Participation.
The Parent Participation Task Force appointed in December 1967 by the administrators of the Office of Education, Public Health Services, and the Social and Rehabilitation Service to study parent participation and suggest policy recommendations, has recommended that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sponsor and promote increased participation of parents in all programs that serve children and youth and/or the parents themselves, and which receive Federal aid from this Department. Such participation includes membership of parents on advisory committees, opportunities for parents to serve as volunteers and employees, and a family-centered focus and maximum coordination of services in health, education, and welfare programs designed to serve children and youth. Particular emphasis should be placed on programs for poor families and those of minority-group status. It is necessary to develop programs that strengthen the family unit, which is under many diverse stresses and pressures, including the competition of government agencies in providing services which it formerly provided exclusively. Concommitant with the new approaches required to give all families a significant and secure place in the community, evaluation components should be built into programs. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health Education and Welfare, Washington, DC. Task Force on Parent Participation.