ERIC Number: ED109875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Services in Massachusetts. Annual Report 1974.
Kimball, Wendy L.
Presented is the 1974 annual report of the Office for Children, an agency responsible for monitoring and coordinating all services for children in Massachusetts. Among the aspects covered are administrative organization; the development and implementation of a special budget for new and expanded children's services; the formation of 39 community-based councils whose responsibilities include needs assessment and providing information and referral for individual children; Help for Children, an advocacy service that attempts to identify and close gaps in service delivery; publicity; and program development. Highlighted are 10 special projects related to such areas as foster care; day care; child abuse; and services for runaways, emotionally disturbed or delinquent adolescents, and children with physical, mental, or multiple handicaps. Briefly described are 1974 legislative efforts by the Office for Children and the creation of a statewide advisory council for children. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Office for Children, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts