ERIC Number: ED349107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Taking Steps for Children: A Citizen's Guide to Child Policy.
Thomas, N. G.; And Others
This guide contains suggestions for citizens to follow in exploring and addressing policies that affect children. The guide focuses on federal child policy, but the strategies described also apply to policies at the state and local levels. The first part of the guide describes sources of information on government policies relating to children. These sources include media, libraries, elected representatives, Congressional committees, child advocacy groups, and federal programs that affect children. Relevant federal programs address issues of family income, nutrition, social services, education, health, and housing. Federal tax credits and exemptions also affect families with children. The second part of the guide offers suggestions for taking action on behalf of children. Recommended actions include voting, supporting candidates, writing letters, attending and organizing public events, and advocating and lobbying. Points of entry for citizens into the policymaking process are listed. A 15-item list of suggested readings and resources is provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Activism, Child Advocacy, Children, Citizen Participation, Educational Legislation, Federal Programs, Health Programs, Housing, Legislators, Libraries, Mass Media Use, Nutrition, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Services, Tax Credits, Voting
Michigan Program in Child Development and Social Policy, 3415 Mason Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1027 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Program in Child Development and Social Policy.