ERIC Number: ED360414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Poor Children and Welfare Reform. Executive Summary of the Final Report.
This executive summary crystallizes the main themes of a study that is intended to help policymakers, advocates, community members, and welfare administrators create a welfare system to do more for children and do it better. The study was prompted by the Family Support Act of 1988. The following programs that have been successful in providing services to children and families and maintaining a close relationship between services and the welfare system were examined: (1) Integrated Family Services System, Oklahoma; (2) Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) Teen Parent Project, San Diego County (California); (3) a dropout prevention programs in Wayne County, Detroit (Michigan); (4) Teenage Services Act Next Step, Chemung County (New York); (5) Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting/GAIN, San Francisco (California); (6) ET CHOICES voucher and child care program, Massachusetts (and a supplemental site for adult case management); and (7) Parent and Child Education, Kentucky. Study findings are cautiously optimistic about the abilities of welfare agencies to play a richer role for children. It appears to be possible to identify practical tools and approaches to improve service delivery. Recommendations are made for advocates, policymakers, administrators, and others committed to the needs of children. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Support Act 1988