ERIC Number: ED385339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Children and Youth--An Action Agenda. Speech Reprint Series.
Hamburg, David A.
This booklet contains an address presented before the Council of Advisors of the National Center for Children in Poverty, explaining the need for programs to help reallocate resources and energies to aid not only the disadvantaged but the country as a whole. Many issues related to aiding impoverished children are also discussed. The address includes discussions on: (1) the human development approach, which concentrates on helping the disadvantaged realize their latent talents; (2) the importance of prenatal care and parenting education; (3) the preschool years: early "family equivalent" interventions that emphasize disease prevention and health promotion as well as parent education; (4) studies of disadvantaged families and child development; (5) early school and middle school education--examples and key concepts; (6) adolescent behavior turned into a social advantage; and (7) prevention of substance abuse and violence. (SW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Children, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Education, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Prenatal Care, Special Needs Students, Speeches, Substance Abuse, Violence, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.