ERIC Number: ED096561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Problem Identification Workshop. Phase 2 of the California Assembly Symposium on Services to Children and Youth.
Baker, Wanda K.; And Others
California is spending over four billion dollars a year to feed, educate, punish, shelter, and care for children. Numerous studies have concluded, however, that these services are frequently uncoordinated, duplicative, wasteful, and ineffective. Yet when corrective actions are proposed, they deal only with fragments of the system. The Assembly Symposium on Services to Children and Youth was formed to serve as the focal point of responsibility for assessing the current conditions of children's services and generating and promoting changes in the system. The symposium was planned to extend over five phases, spanning a period of 16 months: The phases are: (1) advance data collection; (2) problem identification workshop; (3) task force studies of the major problem areas identified in Phase 2; (4) mobilization of support through dissemination of task force findings and recommendations and a major children's services conference; and (5) preparation, introduction, and passage of a series of major bills supported by community and statewide organizations. This document summarizes the findings of Phase 1 and reports the findings of the workshop of Phase 2 by outlining specific problem statements and anticipated solutions. A list of the 280 participants is included. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Senate.
Identifiers - Location: California