ERIC Number: ED306477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Choices, and Change: An Adaptation of "The Darker Side of Childhood."
Harris, Lorwen Connie
This book is an updated version of the Texas Office of Early Childhood Development's 1974 publication, "46 Things You Need to Know About Texas Children: The Darker Side of Childhood." This update targets all Texan children in need, from birth through 12 years of age. It contains facts about disadvantaged children from low-income settings and information about middle-class children who are in need of quality child care and rural children who are in need of quality education. The book is divided into eight sections: (1) "A Texas Profile" gives overall changes in the state's population, economy, and workforce; (2) "Families in Poverty" chronicles the problems of poverty and the growing underclass; (3) "Services" indicates service areas that need to be improved in order to address the needs of poor children and their families; (4) "Health" refers to the child's growth and development; (5) "Education" addresses a child's future opportunities; (6) "Abused and Troubled Children" refers to troubled families, runaways, and victims of abuse; (7) "Child Care" targets the working mother and the unattended child; and (8) "Toward Prevention" points to programs and services that can critically improve the lives of many Texas children while reducing the need for costly expenditures in later years. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Childhood Needs, Children, Day Care, Family Problems, Poverty, Prevention, Social Services
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas