ERIC Number: ED250107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Youth, and Families of the Mountain West. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First session (Salt Lake City, UT, December 6, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
The third of five regional fact-finding committee hearings across the United States, this report includes testimony from hearing committee members and social service organizations in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana. Live and prepared testimony presents information on problems associated with abuse of women, children, and the elderly; Mexican Americans; abuse by children; medical care assistance; attaining self-sufficiency while in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program; child care; child support payments; requiring the use of child car restraints; child kidnapping; teenage sexual activity and pregnancy; American Indians; financial support and treatment for emotionally, mentally, and physically handicapped children; juvenile delinquency and runaways; marital law; maternal and child nutrition; and single parents. Many local programs to ameliorate these problems are described, and many suggestions are made for improving existing federal programs. Prepared statements include a copy of HR 4325 (proposed amendments to improve the Child Support Enforcement Program); national statistics on infant mortality and child accidents; the report of the Colorado Task Force on the Medically Indigent; and the final summmary of the Junior League of Salt Lake City's "Child Watch," which documents the impact of federal budget cuts on children and families. (CB)
Descriptors: Accidents, Adolescents, Adoption, American Indians, Battered Women, Budgeting, Child Abuse, Children, Delinquency, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Family Problems, Family Violence, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Infant Mortality, Medical Services, Mexican Americans, One Parent Family, Retrenchment, Runaways, Sex Education, Sexual Abuse, Social Problems, State Legislation
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Montana; Nevada; Utah; Wyoming
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children