ERIC Number: ED410338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
For the 21st Century: The Welfare Reform Community Agenda.
National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations.
The National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations has sponsored a series of conferences that bring together Hispanic health and human services leaders. This report is the result of in-depth consideration and deliberation by a representative group of Hispanic community health and human services leaders who met in Washington, DC, February 12-14, 1995 as part of the Welfare Reform Community Agenda Forum. Hispanics in the United States are a community of 27.5 million people, the vast majority of whom work, have strong family networks, and pay taxes. Hispanics are less likely than any other major American ethnic group to be in the welfare system, but some segments of the population do need help. To promote self-sufficiency for all, the first priority is to create systems that support families, children, the elderly, and other individuals. Key to this effort is providing child care for parents participating in education and job skill training. Also important is the provision of parenting education and access to information and education on child spacing. A second necessity is to create meaningful opportunities for education, training, and employment through guaranteed access to approved training and education geared to the individual and linked to actual employment opportunities. A third priority is to create administrative systems that are accountable to communities. Attachments discuss myths and facts about welfare recipients and present a primer of welfare programs with descriptions of major federal programs. The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Program (JOBS) is one of the key elements of the 1988 Family Support Act, and as such provides mandatory education, job training, and employment services to parents of families receiving Aid to Families of Dependent Children. (Contains three tables and six figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations.