ERIC Number: ED188807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by the Texas Migrant Council on Child Abuse and Neglect in the Mexican American Community.
Redlinger, Lawrence J.; Eller, Robin L.
The unique needs of migrant farmworkers concerning prevention of child abuse and neglect both at home and at work are presented as the focus of a group of nine workshops. Complex problems facing migrants and their families are discussed in depth in sessions covering services, for pre-school and school aged children, special children, emergency services, health services, mental health services, housing, employment opportunities, and legal services. All workshop findings are summarized and four recommendations are analyzed: (1) increased coordination of programs; (2) increased service provisions; (3) increased continuity of service; and (4) a strong migrant advocacy. Appended are specific goals and recommendations by participants--individuals with expertise in migrant housing, employment, social services, health, etc. Among these are: to improve continuity of pre-school services to identify suspected neglect and abuse cases among migrant children as they move from area to area; to provide better outreach and utilization of educational services; to develop a uniform statutory definition of migrant farmworkers; and to encourage health providers to operate within the existing family structure of the farmworker by taking advantage of existing resources in delivery of health care. (AN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Coordination, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Mexican Americans, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Problems, Migrant Welfare Services, Migrant Workers, Outreach Programs, Parent Responsibility, Preschool Education, Program Improvement, Workshops
Texas Migrant Council National Resource Center, P.O. Box 917, Laredo, TX 78040 (free)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Migrant Council, Inc., Laredo.