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ERIC Number: ED190234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Child and Family Services Needs in Delaware: Microcosm of the United States?
Van Camp, Sarah S.; And Others
A questionnaire was developed to determine the priorities and perceived needs for families and children living in Delaware, as seen by early childhood educators and human services administrators and workers. The two-page questionnaire was mailed to approximately 250 persons working in human services, health care, and education. Respondents were asked for a priority ranking of items ranging from increased day care services to health services/counseling, better housing, nutrition programs, protective services, programs for the handicapped, and increased welfare support. Respondents were also asked for a forced choice of legislative priorities: guaranteed income, public supported day care, employment programs, and increased social security welfare programs. Data analysis from 133 usable questionnaires indicated that: (1) among child care personnel, in both private and public agencies, little agreement on priorities for families and for children was found; (2) the item receiving the lowest priority from both administrators and workers in all types of agencies was increased welfare support, while the increased family counseling services item received the highest priority; (3) in terms of legislative action, high priority was given to employment programs (53%) and low priority to increase in social security/welfare payments (4%); and (4) health care ranked first as the most pressing need for the next decade (50%) with improved education programs second (45%), increased employment/job training third (29%), human ecology fourth (27%), and improved day care services fifth (21%). (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware