ERIC Number: ED362260
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Charting the New Course: An Urgent Call...For a National Plan for Children and Their Families.
Bourdette, Mary; And Others
Designed to help political leaders plan and organize a systematic set of government initiatives and policies to improve the quality of life for American families, this document provides a blueprint for mounting a comprehensive effort in support of America's children and their families. The document begins by outlining the need for a national plan, followed by a blueprint for developing and implementing such a plan. The plan focuses on 3 areas: (1) a positive and encompassing vision of what the future should hold for children and families; (2) 10 guiding principles for the provision and delivery of government support for children and their families; and (3) 6 critical steps that comprise a successful implementation strategy, including preparation of a national children's agenda. The document provides a basis for urging political leaders to establish the suggested plan in order to eradicate the inequities faced by America's children and their families. (MM)
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Welfare, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Government Role, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Social Services
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20001-2085.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.