ERIC Number: ED307361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
No Time to Lose.
Douglas, Alexandria, Ed.; And Others
This report outlines the highlights of the New York State Special Summit on Black and Hispanic Children. One hundred selected leaders from government, private industry, foundations, academia, the religious community, advocacy organizations and voluntary agencies heard presentations from national and state experts and developed recommendations for public and private initiatives on behalf of these children and their families. Chapter 1 contains the statistical data documenting the extent to which Black and Hispanic children are over-represented among the poor, the dropouts, the homeless, and the institutionalized. Chapter 2 includes excerpts from each of the keynote speakers' presentations, and information about "No Time to Lose," a video documentary produced for the summit. Chapter 3 contains the summaries of issues and recommendations developed by the participants to address the following major conference themes: (1) strengthening families and communities; (2) promoting economic self-sufficiency; (3) reversing school dropout and failure rates; (4) assuring quality health care; (5) addressing the child welfare crisis; (6) developing affordable housing and promoting neighborhood renewal; and (7) stopping the cycle of family violence. Chapter 4 contains a summary of the major recommendations. Numerous photographs and three tables of statistical data are included. A list of 47 references is appended to Chapter 1. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Gould Foundation for Children, New York, NY.; Greater New York Fund, NY.; New York Community Trust, NY.; Fund for the City of New York, NY.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Social Services, Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York