ERIC Number: ED245143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Unemployment on Children and Families. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document presents testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing on families and unemployment. The hearing begins with statements given by Judson Stone, Elkgrove, Illinois Mental Health Center; David Mills, Department of Health and Social Services of Madison, Wisconsin; Judge Charles B. Schodson, Children's Court of Milwaukee; Barbara Shaw, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Dr. Bailus Walker, Michigan Department of Public Health; Dr. Lewis Margolis, University of North Carolina Health Services Resource Center; Father William Kelligar, United Catholic Social Services, Omaha; and Helen Mager, Mahoning County Health Department, Youngstown, Ohio. Topics covered include family problems, mental health needs, child and spouse abuse, juvenile crime, legal aid, and counseling needs. The entire manual from the Pre-Layoff Intervention Project, developed in Wayne County, Michigan is presented; following an introduction describing the history and goals of the project, and the structure of the manual, information on the experience of unemployment, and on assessing the program environment (political, economic, agency commitment, and program setting) is given. Intervention strategies are presented from planning and programmatic viewpoints. The hearings conclude with a report on the impact of unemployment on the health of mothers and children. Information on the current conditions in six impact areas (hunger, unemployment, lack of health insurance, primary care, hospital care, and infant mortality) as well as the cost effectiveness of maternal and child health programs is presented. Recommendations for national programs and priorities are included. (BL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.