ERIC Number: ED346177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Family Policy for California: First Year Report of the Joint Select Task Force on the Changing Family.
Novick, Sherry; And Others
This publication presents the findings of a California State Legislature task force on the changing needs of that state's families. An introduction summarizes the report's findings and lists five principles to guide the development of public policy. The next section, "Work and Family: The Contemporary Balancing Act," explores contemporary challenges and offers directions for public policy. "From the First Generation to the Last: A Family Continuum of Caregiving" addresses caring for children and the elderly. "Raising the Next Generation: Helping Parents Parent" looks at the importance of effective parenting, the growing challenge of teen parents, and problems of health care. "Couples: Supporting Fundamental Family Relationships" seeks ways that society can support and encourage couple stability. "Families in Economic Peril" looks at income levels, economic support from the extended family, government transfer programs, and economic risk for the elderly. "Preparing Today's Children for Tomorrow's Workforce" addresses educational concerns. "Breaking Generational Barriers" advocates bringing the elderly and youth together. The concluding section, "A Call to Action," summarizes the responsibilities of various sectors of society. Included are a response form; lists of contributors to the Task Force, the National Advisory Committee, and presenters to the Task Force; and a supplementary report by California State Assemblyman Tim Leslie. (JB)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Family Characteristics, Family Problems, Family Programs, Futures (of Society), Intergenerational Programs, Long Range Planning, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Sociocultural Patterns, State Programs, Statewide Planning
Joint Publications Office, State Capitol, Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0001 ($12.70 plus 6.5% California sales tax).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly.
Identifiers - Location: California