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ERIC Number: ED142272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Toward a National Policy for Children and Families.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
This report of the Advisory Committee on Child Development (National Research Council) documents the handicaps faced by a large proportion of American families in attempting to fulfill their children's basic needs. In light of its findings that existing government programs do not adequately meet these needs, the Committee recommended Federal development of a national policy for children and families, with essential components to include: (1) assurance of adequate income, (2) a broad and integrated system of support services, and (3) adequate access to such services. Committee recommendations are presented in detail for specific policies and programs dealing with: family economic resources; child and family health programs, with emphasis on primary care; a wide variety of child care resources; special services, including crisis aid; and effective delivery of services. Recommendations are offered for future research. Appended is an examination of research on the effects of day care on child development. (BF)
Descriptors: Child Care, Childhood Needs, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Health, Family (Sociological Unit), Government Role, Guaranteed Income, Health Services, Intervention, Low Income Groups, Policy Formation, Research Needs, Services, Social Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.