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ERIC Number: ED268731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-937906-45-X
When School's Out and Nobody's Home.
Coolsen, Peter; And Others
The booklet is based on information from a 1984 conference on school-age latchkey children (those who take care of themselves during the out-of-school hours). An introduction notes controversies in terminology and focuses the discussion on what self-care means to the experiences of childhood. The first two chapters discuss the impact that having parents in the workforce has on children, summarize the number of children in self-care, and discuss risks and benefits. The next two chapters look at help available to parents considering self-care. Formal, adult-supervised programs are described along with other types of help. The final chapter discusses what citizens and community leaders can do at local, state, and national levels. (CL)
National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, 332 South Michigan Ave., Suite 950, Chicago, IL 60604-4357 ($4.00; discount for 6 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago, IL.