ERIC Number: ED197843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
White House Conference on Families. Listening to America's Families: Action for the 80's. The Report to the President, Congress and Families of the Nation.
White House Conference on Families, Washington, DC.
This report of the White House Conference on Families describes preparations for and the conduct of the National Conference and presents recommendations for action. After introductory material, the report traces in section two the development, adoption and ranking of the conference recommendations. Subsequently, recommendations made in four main areas of concern (promoting economic well-being, confronting specific problems of families, meeting the needs of families, and determining the role of major social institutions that influence family life) are listed. Minority reports by delegates representing racial and ethnic minorities as well as guidelines and contact persons for implementation and advocacy activities are also included in section two. The schedule of the activities of the conference; outcomes of national hearings; delegate selection procedures of the states; the convention of a research forum to provide a framework of factual information for the delegates; dimensions of contributions to the conference by business, government and the media; census data and Gallup Survey results are recounted in the third section. The fourth section provides an overview of the conference and brief reviews of events that took place at each of the three conference sites. Names and addresses of participants and delegates are listed. Related materials, including the alternative ranking of recommendations, are appended in section five. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Conferences, Court Role, Day Care, Disabilities, Economic Status, Educational Needs, Family Life, Family Problems, Government Role, Health Needs, Hearings, Housing Needs, Mass Media, National Programs, National Surveys, Policy Formation, Social Action
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock #040-000-00429-7, $6.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Families, Washington, DC.