ERIC Number: ED251193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Youth, and Families in the Southwest. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (Santa Ana, California, December 7, 1983).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
The last in a series of five regional information-gathering hearings, this hearing report presents testimony from concerned citizens and private and public social organizations in California, New Mexico, and Arizona. Information and statistics are given on the following social problems: (1) child sexual abuse and child pornography; (2) infant mortality, immunization, sight and hearing screening, and medical care; (3) working and student parents and the need for child care; (4) education and medical care for the disabled, including those with rare disorders; (5) family violence; (6) alcohol abuse; (7) foster care and adoption; juvenile delinquency and status offenses; (9) treatment for the mentally ill, especially juveniles; (10) the adverse effects of teenage sexual activity, including venereal disease and pregnancy; (11) homelessness; (12) unemployment; and (13) the problems of Hispanics, Blacks, Indochinese immigrants, and American Indians. Suggestions to improve social services include better interagency cooperation and restoration of funding for effective programs. Prepared statements include information on family programs sponsored by the Marine Corps and studies on Hispanic women's access to prenatal care. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, American Indians, Blacks, Budgeting, Children, Day Care, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Family Problems, Family Violence, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Indochinese, Medical Services, Mental Disorders, Nutrition, Retrenchment, Social Problems, Social Services, Unemployment, Unwed Mothers
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.