ERIC Number: ED126146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
More Can Be Learned and Done About the Well-Being of Children: Report to the Congress by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Because of increasing congressional and public concern about child abuse and neglect, the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the federal child welfare services program and related activities. GAO recommends that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) develop a system for evaluating the well-being of children and the impact of federally supported programs and an information recording and reporting system to enable it to determine the reasons for differences in the well-being of children among the states and to focus research projects on the greatest obstacles to improvements. The report addresses the need for federal evaluation of programs concerning the well-being of children, for research directed toward problems identified through such evaluation, and for greater dissemination of research knowledge. GAO devised a method for measuring the progress of children accepted for protective services by welfare agencies. This method focuses on the well-being of children rather than on the number and types of services provided or available. HEW's reactions to the recommendations of GAO are given. (RC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Coordination, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Information Dissemination, Information Utilization, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, D.C. 20013 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.