ERIC Number: ED248968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Forum for Families: Quality of American Family Life. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (November 18, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources celebrates strengths of American families by receiving testimony from seven families participating in one of three panel presentations. The first panel explores both the barriers to adoption and their transcendence by adoptive parents from two families. The second panel deals with how families with teenagers should address the need for sex education and the problems of teenage pregnancy; three families offer testimony. Witnesses participating in the third panel represent the Great American Family Program, a program honoring exemplary American families by giving awards. Award-winning families appearing before the subcommittee were selected on the basis of three criteria: (1) community service, (2) intra-family teamwork, and (3) nurturance of family members. Also included in the report are a Presidential document establishing November 20-26 as National Family Week, a Senate joint resolution designating that same week as National Adoption Week, correspondence concerning special-needs tax deductions, written statements of adopted children, and a statement made by the president of the American Family Society. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.