ERIC Number: ED340481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Unfinished Agenda: Caring for Alaska's Children. Updated Report.
Alaska Office of the Governor, Juneau. Governor's Interim Commission on Children and Youth.
This report describes programs for Alaska's children. Discussed are the efforts of the Governor's Interim Commission on Children and Youth to construct a coherent, long-term, and effective children's policy for the state. A comprehensive system of services rooted in prevention and intervention is proposed for future long-term policy development. Agenda issues discussed include the economy, education, health care and health care financing, the role of the federal government, children living in poverty, children's abuse of alcohol and other drugs, violence, separated native families, and demographics. Specific changes in programs and services for children and youth are described. Discussion then turns to the untouched and unfinished agenda for children. Considered are proposals made by the governor to the legislature that remain unfunded; issues about which the commission has made no concrete proposals beyond those contained in a 1988 report to the governor; and issues that the commission was not able to deal with. Recommendations for business and private sector involvement, government and public sector responsibilities, and parent support initiatives are offered. A 15-page chart lists the commission's original 85 recommendations and describes the progress made on each. The report concludes by identifying immediate priorities for funding and for consideration by a new commission. (SH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Blue Ribbon Commissions, Childhood Needs, Children, Community Cooperation, Early Intervention, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Financial Support, Health Services, Policy Formation, Preschool Education, Social Services, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Office of the Governor, Juneau. Governor's Interim Commission on Children and Youth.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska