ERIC Number: ED361145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul-22
Service for Migrant Children in the Health, Social Services, and Education Systems. Background Paper. Project Report.
Pindus, Nancy M.; And Others
This paper identifies issues and needs related to services for migrant children based on a review of the literature and discussions with experts in the field. Background on migrant children includes definitions; demography; migrant data sources; and descriptions of federal migrant education, migrant health, and migrant Head Start programs. A chapter on the service needs of migrant children focuses on the areas of greatest need in education, social services, and health care. Service delivery issues include gaps in service delivery, possible models for coordination of services, barriers to successful service coordination, and factors facilitating coordination. Features of an ideal program of service coordination are listed. A section on program evaluation and data needs describes key data sources, recommends improvements in data systems, and identifies evaluation issues to be addressed. Appendices contain: (1) a background statement titled "Scope of Work: Services for Migrant Children in the Health, Social Services and Educational Systems"; (2) a 54-item bibliography; and (3) a list of members of the federal working group on health, educational, and social services to migrant children. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.