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ERIC Number: ED409981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Handbook for Action.
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg.
This handbook analyzes current problems related to the health, early child care and education, and availability of resources and supports for children, youth, and families in Pennsylvania; discusses current efforts to address these problems; and suggests short- and long-term objectives for state activities. Part 1, "Child Health," addresses problems related to the large number of children without health insurance or at risk of losing their insurance, the lack of quality control mechanisms in managed care programs to ensure that children and pregnant women receive adequate preventive health services, the lack of participation of medical providers in the Medical Assistance Program, and widespread inadequate child nutrition for proper physical and mental development. Part 2, "Early Care and Education," addresses inadequate child care system support for working families, the number of children not receiving comprehensive high quality services, and Pennsylvania's failure to build a world-class early education system. Part 3, "Resources and Supports for Children, Youth and Families," discusses increased stress levels for parents and therefore increased need for social support, the number of children in poor families, school and community needs for help in planning and implementing effective strategies to ensure that youth complete their education and make a successful transition to the workplace, and the need to strengthen programs helping youth who have dropped out of school, become a parent, or are involved with drugs, alcohol, or delinquency. Contains about 35 references. (KB)
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Suite 300, 20 North Market Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1632; phone: 800-257-2030, 717-236-5680; e-mail:; web site: ($5; Pennsylvania residents must add sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania