ERIC Number: ED153750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Community Services for Children of Migrant Farm Workers: A Status Report.
Although community services for migrant children have increased considerably over the past 15 years, they are still primarily restricted to those provided by special Federal or state legislation such as the 1974 Economic Opportunity and Community Partnership Act, the ESEA Title I Migrant Amendment, the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act, and the 1964 Food Stamp Act. Despite the availability of a quarter of a billion dollars annually for migrant and seasonal farmworker services, no real system for the delivery of services exists. Services, as a whole, are seriously fragmented. Differences in eligibility requirements and definitions of "migrant" and "farmworker" have created confusion and duplication of services. Little coordination is evident at the local level. The scope and quality of services varies substantially from project to project. Major problems encountered in the delivery of services are related to community factors, program administration, and the nature of the migrant family and its life style. In order to effectively intervene in the needs of migrant children certain basic issues related to the development and delivery of community services must be identified and dealt with. Some of the issues require immediate attention because of impending changes in legislation or government reorganization. Others are long-range issues because they involve the development of national policy, new legislation, and program design or social reforms. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Organization for Migrant Children, Inc., New York, NY.