ERIC Number: ED307517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for State Solutions to the Problems of Youth at Risk. Final Report Fall 1988. Bulletin No. 9244.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
The introduction to this document proposes that the most effective response to the needs of at risk youth is collaboration between the reform efforts in education, human services, and employment and training initiatives. It discusses the goals of a project undertaken by the state of Wisconsin to draft policy recommendations reflecting such a collaborative effort, identify a model to serve at risk youth, and integrate research information to improve intervention strategies when working with this population. Six tasks undertaken to achieve these goals are described, including the establishment of an interagency council at the state level; the creation of the paper "Wisconsin's Statute, Administrative Rules and the CCSSO Model Statute;" recommendations of the interagency advisory council; and a meeting with Children at Risk coordinators. Components of the interagency collaboration to serve at risk youth are discussed. The remainder of the paper contains the proceedings of Wisconsin's Children at Risk Conference held in May, 1988. Included are welcome and closing remarks by Victor Contrucci, Assistant Superintendent of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and these papers: (1) "Children at Risk in Wisconsin" (June Pery); (2) "An Agenda for Children-Analyzing the Past and Shaping the Future" (Herbert Grover); (3) "Responding Effectively to Children at Risk" (Gary Wehlage); (4) "Children in Need--The Report of the Committee on Economic Development" (Donna Shalala); (5) "The Council of Chief State School Officers' Model Statute for Serving Children at Risk" (Cynthia Brown); and (6) "What Should Wisconsin's Dream Be?" (Susan Phillips). The Children at Risk Status is appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin