ERIC Number: ED099120
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-13
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Services to Children: The Role of the Office of Human Development in Child Advocacy.
Thomas, Stanley B., Jr.
This speech describes the role of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Office of Human Development in providing services to children and emphasizes the need for nongovernmental groups to aid in child advocacy. The federal role, as embodied in OHD, is one of developmental assistance to vulnerable groups in society. Specific programmatic initiatives designed to meet youth needs are mentioned. More detailed descriptions of two program areas are given: Project Head Start (programs for handicapped children) and foster care plans now being tested and implemented. OHD's work in implementing the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is also described. The development of a Youth Services System is planned which will coordinate networks of all youth services, both public and private, in local communities. It is suggested that help is needed from organizations outside the government, specifically to play an advocacy role and to provide stimulus for new ideas on program needs and development. (SDH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.