ERIC Number: ED314162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-28
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on the Establishment of a National Policy on Children and Youth. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report presents testimony given at a hearing concerning the establishment of a national policy on children and youth, the Young Americans Act. Under this act, there would be an Office for Children, Youth and Families at the federal level and in each of the 50 states. These offices would support local offices, coordinate programs which affect children, provide economic incentives, and establish an independent council on children, youth and families. Testimony focused on the following topics: personal experiences of youth in the social service network; contents of the proposed bill; the success of the Older Americans Act and its relationship to the Young Americans Act; the importance of the government in empowering youth; the benefits of the act for the nation; the importance of adequate funding; the role of community-based organizations in delivering services; the need to recognize and support ethnic diversity in developing policies; the demographics and characteristics of Hispanic youth; teen outreach; the need for a trust to serve poor and handicapped children; and suggestions for the improvement of the national youth policy. (RJC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Public Policy
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-06859-7, $3.25).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.