ERIC Number: ED358916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
State Legislative Summary: Children, Youth, and Family Issues. 1992.
National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.
This document is a compilation of legislation on issues critical to children and families, enacted during 1992 by the states and the District of Columbia. The laws pertaining to various issues are listed by state and briefly described. Issues are: (1) abuse and neglect (including background checks and screening, court procedures, financing, legal representation, prevention, treatment, training, reporting, and victim and witness protection); (2) child care and early childhood education (including administration, financing, regulation, and licensing); (3) child health (including administration, chronic conditions, and immunization); (4) child mental health (including administration, mentally retarded children, and treatment); (5) child welfare (including administration, adoption, family preservation, out-of-home placement, and financing); (6) family law (including custody, visitation, and divorce); (7) general issues such as administration, family support, and interagency coordination; (8) juvenile justice (including administration, penalties, financing, procedures, and records); (9) public assistance (including administration, welfare reform, housing and homeless assistance, and medical assistance); (10) substance abuse and control (including administration, detection, license revocation, penalties, and prevention); and (11) youth at risk (including collaborative initiatives, missing children, dropping out of school, and teenage pregnancy). The appendixes contain an index of current child support citations by subtopic, and a state-by-state listing of enactments by topic and citation. (SM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Support, Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Juvenile Justice, Laws, Mental Health, Public Policy, State Legislation, Substance Abuse, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Youth
National Conference of State Legislatures, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515, Washington, DC 20001 (Catalog No. 6128, $20).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver, CO.