ERIC Number: ED331605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities for Success: Cost-Effective Programs for Children, Update, 1990. Report together with Additional Minority Views and Dissenting Views of the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This report on effective programs for children updates the 1988 report by providing new and stronger documentation of the programs' benefits and cost effectiveness. Eight programs and types of programs are discussed in Part I and four program areas that warrant attention are discussed in Part II. Part I reports on: (1) the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; (2) prenatal care; (3) Medicaid; (4) childhood immunization; (5) preschool education; (6) compensatory education; (7) education of children with disabilities; and (8) employment and training. For each program or program type, abstracts of cited studies are included, the program in question is described, program benefits are delineated, and charts concerning participation in programs are included. Part II reports on childhood injury prevention; lead screening and reduction; smoking cessation programs for pregnant women; and home visiting. For each topic, the problem in question, and strategies and programs for dealing with the problem, are discussed. Studies concerning these strategies and programs are cited and abstracted. Material on childhood injury prevention includes charts of injury-related deaths among children and youths. An appendix lists sources of program participation data. Statements of additional minority views and dissenting views conclude the report. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.