ERIC Number: ED133676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
H.R. 15414. A Bill to Enact the National School-Age Mother and Child Health Act of 1976. House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
This House of Representatives Bill specifies some of the conditions and needs that gave rise to legislation for school-age mothers: the increasing incidence of adolescent pregnancies; the disruption caused to families and educations of such pregnancies; the high risk status of infants born under such circumstances; and the lack of adequate helping agencies and resources for adolescent unwed mothers. The Bill outlines procedures to provide comprehensive services for school-age girls and their offspring. It provides for state grants, outlines the procedures state governments must follow in order to be eligible for such grants, and delineates the services state agencies must provide. Among the service provisions are: one responsible agency, confidentiality assurances, comprehensive health care, family planning services, comprehensive counseling services, and appropriate monitoring agencies for child abuse and neglect. (NG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.