ERIC Number: ED415039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Resource Guide of Programs and Services for Young Children and Their Families.
Douglas, Dorothy, Ed.
This comprehensive resource guide describes programs and services for young children (prenatal to age 8) and their families in Alaska. Information for the resource guide was collected from state departmental budget documents, program guides, annual reports, and program personnel. In compiling this information, certain trends concerning children's programs and services in the state became apparent: reliance on federal funding; interdependence of programs and services within and between departments; and the program-specific or service-specific nature of available databases, which are not linked statewide. The guide is divided into six parts: (1) an introduction; (2) an index of program categories, the services available in those categories, and the department responsible for each service; (3) descriptions of the specific programs and services provided by each state department; (4) a list of relevant boards and commissions appointed by the governor; (5) other state-supported committees and organizations that provide services to children and their families; and (6) descriptions of 71 relevant databases in state agencies, reports generated from the databases, and contact information. Categories of programs and services include: child care; child protection; comprehensive child development programs; data; economic development; education (bilingual, early childhood, HIV/AIDS, homeless, migrant, special, and vocational); family support; general health; mental health; nutrition; parenting and family education; public assistance; safety; sanitation; and special needs and developmental disabilities. (TSP)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Community and Regional Affairs, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska