ERIC Number: ED202565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-14
The Family Advisory Committee: A Powerful New Tool for Massachusetts.
Calhoun, John A.
Through a review of basic literature in the family policy field, recent state documents and budget submissions, this paper was compiled to give direction to the Massachusetts Advisory Committee on Families. The formation of the Committee is examined in Part One of this paper and it is argued that the committee should not engage in endless family policy debates but should serve as an instrument through which all state-funded activity is viewed. Part Two is a summary of the basic literature. Reasons why the family has been neglected, why social services are in confusion and why, to the detriment of both children and their families, attention has been focused primarily on the child are traced. Part Three explores why the family is currently the subject of much national and international concern. Parts Four and Five provide, first, a framework of principles work and, second, a detailed set of sample questions the Committee might ask of each State Agency during and as an integral part of the State's annual budget cycle. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Parts may be marginally legible.