ERIC Number: ED248009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the 1980 Illinois White House Conference on Children.
Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.
Concerns of this report are adolescence and juvenile justice, the role of families in nurturing children, educational services, health services, and the provision of a continuum of services. The section on adolescence and juvenile justice focuses on six issue areas: youth development, prevention and support services, teen sexuality, substance abuse, juvenile justice, and education and employment. The section on the nurturant role of families deals with reinforcing the inherent strengths of families, environmental influences on families, and families that need additional supportive services such as supplemental child care, protective services, permanency planning, and assistance to pregnant teenagers. The section on educational services focuses on five comprehensive areas of responsibility that society asks of schools: prepararing students for life tasks, teaching personal and social skills, providing a safe and effective learning environment, providing special education services, and being involved in the community. Single living; children and the arts; the preservation of a democratic society; absenteeism and dropouts; substance abuse; violence and vandalism; discipline procedures; participation in and transportation to athletic events; and gifted, vocational, career, and bilingual education are among the issues addressed in the education section. The final section, on health services, focuses on prevention and delivery. Under the category of prevention, special emphasis is placed on health education, immunizations, nutrition, accident prevention, and environmental health services. Under the category of delivery, consideration is given to prenatal care, access to health services, mental health, and dental health. Concluding remarks address the problem of providing a continuum of services. Throughout the report, recommendations for each area are provided. Also included is a statement of recommendations of the Illinois Council of Youth, a brief description of the Illinois Commission on Children, and lists of names and addresses of persons associated with the report. (RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Committees, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Drug Abuse, Early Childhood Education, Early Parenthood, Educational Environment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Employment, Family Role, Health Needs, Health Services, Prevention, Public Policy, Sexuality, Social Services, Special Education
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.