ERIC Number: ED069939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
The One-Parent Family: Report of an Inquiry on One-Parent Families in Canada.
To ascertain how one-parent families see their problems and how the community and government help them find solutions, interviews were held with 113 heads of one-parent families in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, and Vancouver, and 44 consultations were held with representatives of departments and organizations that serve one-parent families. Discussions are presented of the data obtained, under the following subject headings: The Parents; The Children; Some Special People; and Community Services for the One-Parent Family (Public Welfare, Training and Education, Housing, Family Courts and Legal Aid, Day Care of Children, Health Services, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Churches, Summer Camps, Counseling Services, Family Life Education, Homemaker Services, Some New Forms of Organization, and Organizations of Sole Parents). The 47 recommendations resulting from the study are listed under the following headings: Income: Employment and Social Assistance; Training and Education for Parents; Legal Procedures Affecting Children: Custody and Access; Family Court; Housing; Day Care; Homemaker Services; Big Brothers and Big Sisters Associations; Family Life Education; Holiday Services; Health; The Network of Services; Help to Newly Separated Parents; New Forms of Community Services; and Central Organization of Sole Parents. Appendixes provide: Statistical Data; Interview Guide for Heads of One-Parent Families; Interview Guide for Agencies; Memorandum to public health nurses, social workers, and others; Questionnaire for One-Parent organizations; and References. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Citations (References), Community Services, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Day Care, Family Life Education, Guides, Interviews, Low Income Groups, One Parent Family, Parent Associations, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Participant Characteristics, Questionnaires, Research, Research Reports, Social Problems
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council on Social Development, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada