ERIC Number: ED414030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996: What Welfare Reform Means for Head Start.
Shuell, Julie; Hanna, Jeff; Oterlei, Jannell; Kariger, Patricia
This National Head Start Association booklet outlines the main provisions of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act and describes how it may affect local Head Start Programs. The document is intended to serve as a starting point for local programs, parents, administrators and policy workers to discuss and plan how Head Start will continue to provide quality services in a new welfare environment. Funding changes in assistance to low income families and the resulting implications for work requirements, parent participation, Child Development Associate Program, job training, transportation costs, and medical and dental screening are discussed. Other topics covered include: the effects of the bill on child care, Food Stamp Program, child support, child nutrition programs, Title XX Social Services Block Grant, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and immigrant children. Recommendations are made about planning and coordination of programs, resources, and funding. (MT)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Head Start Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act