ERIC Number: ED235264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Symposium on Policy and Program Issues Related to Child and Family Services to Black Americans. Volume I. Final Report.
Nellum (A.L.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
This report describes the purpose, process, and outcomes of the Symposium on "Policy and Program Issues Related to Child and Family Services to Black Americans," sponsored by the Division of Black American Affairs of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). In stage one of the symposium task group activities, the participants, who came from both within and outside of government, discussed key program and policy issues in selected areas (child health, child welfare, and child care) that are of primary concern to black families. In stage two, participants developed 26 program-general and 6 program-specific criteria that can be used by HHS policymakers and program managers as an assessment tool in future policy development and policy implementation and in program monitoring and enforcement activities. In stage three, participants developed recommendations and strategies for effectively incorporating these criteria into the health and human services system. Specific implementation recommendations included the creation of a work group, briefings for policymakers, promulgation of the criteria, State level use of the criteria, the development of a systematic utilization process, and monitoring of implementation. Recommendations are also made for research and other activities. Appendices contain a list of participants, the symposium agenda and speeches, and issue/criteria analysis charts. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nellum (A.L.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: Funded by the Division of Black American Affairs.