ERIC Number: ED367434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Just the Facts: A Summary of Recent Information on America's Children and Their Families.
National Commission on Children, Washington, DC.
This compilation of extensive facts and figures on topics pertaining to America's children and families is a ready reference for journalists, advocates, and others who need easy access to data on conditions and trends. The book's first nine chapters are: (1) "The Changing American Family"; (2) "Children's Growth and Development"; (3) "Family Income Security"; (4) "Children's Health"; (5) "School Readiness and School Performance"; (6) "Youth at Risk"; (7) "Family Strengths and Supports"; (8) "Vulnerable Children and Families"; and (9) "Public Expenditures for Children." Each of these chapters presents a summary of recent information on the topic and brief descriptions of relevant federal programs, and each chapter includes references in the form of extensive endnotes. The 10th and final chapter summarizes the National Commission on Children's recommendations and is designed to serve as a blueprint for strengthening families and promoting the healthy development of all the nation's children. The approximately 40 recommendations made by the Commission relate to ensuring income security, improving health, increasing educational achievement, preparing adolescents for adulthood, strengthening and supporting families, protecting vulnerable children and their families, making policies and programs work, creating a moral climate for children, and investing in America's future. (SM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Family Programs, Federal Programs, Poverty, Resource Allocation, School Readiness, Social Indicators
National Commission on Children, 1111 18th Street, N.W., Suite 810, Washington, DC 20036; Coalition for America's Children, 1710 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, New Brunswick, NJ.; Pew Memorial Trust, Philadelphia, PA.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Children, Washington, DC.