ERIC Number: ED184736
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Position Paper and Recommendations: The Family and Child Development.
Hoffman, Jeanne, Comp.; And Others
The Council on Appalachian Women calls upon the governors of the Appalachian region to provide the leadership necessary for change that will benefit children and adults alike, that will provide access to the needed human services, and that will at the same time preserve the rural nature and the desirable qualities of Appalachian culture. The Council pledges support to and urges adoption of programs that stress the needs of families and young children, including: (1) national legislation addressing comprehensive family and health services, (2) continuation of the Child Development Program of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) at the present level of quality, (3) ongoing financial support for ARC demonstration programs that prove worthy of continuation, (4) single entry human service delivery systems planned and implemented at the local level, (5) human service programs aimed at prevention and early intervention rather than remediation, (6) creative and imaginative programs to teach parenting and family living skills, (7) national comprehensive child health insurance with coverage for children from birth to age 5. The Council believes that before any policy becomes public policy a "Family Impact Study" should be conducted to determine how legislation would affect children and their families. (JH)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Child Development Centers, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children, Community Involvement, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Family Life, Family Life Education, Federal Legislation, Human Services, Needs, Rural Family, Social Values
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Appalachian Women, Mars Hill, NC.