ERIC Number: ED198909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
White House Conference on Families: Listening to America's Families, Action for the 80's. A Summary of the Report to the President, Congress and Families of the Nation.
White House Conference on Families, Washington, DC.
A summary of the activities and results of the 1980 White House Conference on Families (WHCF) is given in this document. Following introductory material, the development, adoption, and ranking of the conference recommendations are described. Recommendations made in four main areas of concern (families and economic well-being, confronting specific problems of families, meeting the needs of families, and determining the role of major institutions that influence the 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 included. A subsequent section on preparation for the conference features the schedule of conference activities; outcomes of national hearings; delegate selection procedures of the states; highlights of a research forum held to provide a framework of factual information for the delegates; and pertinent census data and Gallup Survey results. The final section provides a brief review of events at each of the three conference sites (Baltimore, Minneapolis, Los Angeles). Publications on the WHCF are listed in the appendices. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Citizen Participation, Conferences, Day Care, Disabilities, Economic Factors, Educational Needs, Family Health, Family Life, Family Problems, Government Role, Hearings, Housing Needs, Mass Media, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Social Action, Social Services, Surveys
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock #040-000-00430-1, $4.75).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Families, Washington, DC.