ERIC Number: ED345848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Child Care in the Family Support Act. Family Impact Seminar (Washington, D.C., May 18, 1990). Meeting Highlights and Background Briefing Report.
Ooms, Theodora; Herendeen, Lisa
One of a series of family impact seminars, the meeting described in this document was held to discuss the child care provisions of the Family Support Act (FSA). This document provides highlights of the seminar and a background briefing report prepared before the meeting. The highlights section summarizes presentations by the seminar's four panelists, beginning with Richard Ferreira's overview of the FSA's child care provisions, the status of the states' implementation of these provisions, and future challenges. Next, highlights from Aletha Wright's discussion of the implementation of the child care component of New Jersey's welfare-to-work program focus on parental choice and informal care, statewide planning and coordination, and new and upcoming issues. The report then summarizes Sandy Skolnik's explanation of the need for and development of a child care resource and referral program in Maryland. Finally, the report covers Lawrence Aber's presentation on research on the effectiveness of welfare reform. This section concludes with points raised during the discussion. The briefing report addresses the following topics: (1) goals and assumptions of the FSA; (2) characteristics of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); (3) patterns of child care use and preferences among AFDC women; (4) the FSA and its effect on child support enforcement, the AFDC-Unemployed Parent Program, and the new Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program; (5) child care provisions in the FSA; (6) implementation issues, such as concern about child care shortages, informal care or care by relatives, coordination and continuity, the roles of resource and referral agencies and case managers, integration of welfare reform and family support and education programs, and transitional child care issues; (7) child care legislation in the 101st Congress; and (8) plans for evaluation and research in the FSA. The report includes 50 references and a list of organizational resources. (AC)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Family Impact Seminar, 1100 17th Street, N.W., Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Consortium of Family Organizations.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Child Care and Development Block Grants; Earned Income Tax Credit; Family Support Act 1988; Social Security Act