ERIC Number: ED432357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
CDF Reports. 1996.
Clevenger, Sydney Stephenson, Ed.
CDF Reports, v17 n1-12 Dec 1995-Nov 1996
This document consists of the 11 issues of the Children's Defense Fund (CDP) Report published during 1996. Issues discuss concerns related to child advocacy and provide information on problems in children's lives in the United States. Regular sections in each issue are the editorial column "A Voice for Children," a status report on federal legislation related to children, descriptions of Children's Defense Fund activities, media tips, field strategies, and summaries of relevant research and reports. Topics covered in major articles include the following: (1) a special report on child care, including discussion of welfare block grants, states' protections of children in child care, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) (December 1995); (2) federal budget information; key facts about children--related to poverty, child care, mortality, prenatal care, health insurance, education, and abuse and neglect; a child advocacy calendar, myths and realities related to children and their problems; priorities for children; and nonprofit organization activities (January 1996); (3) 1995 congressional voting record, and State of America's Children Yearbook (February 1996); (4) the Stand for Children initiative, National Governors' Association proposals, and the Quantum Opportunity Program (March 1996); (5) gun violence, and the Stand for Children initiative (April 1996); (6) immunization rates, Children's Sabbaths, and federal appropriations and poverty guidelines (May, 1996); (7) the Stand for Children initiative, and welfare reform (June/July 1996); (8) "predator" bills, and an election year guide (August 1996); (9) welfare reform, and state advocacy (September 1996); (10) welfare reform--including helping states plan reforms, legal immigrant children, and monitoring effects of the new law (October 1996); and (11) yearly review of Congressional action, self-sufficiency and violence, 1997 appropriations for selected children's programs, and statistics showing improvements in child poverty, infant health, and teen birth rate (November 1996). (KB)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Child Health, Child Welfare, Children, Federal Legislation, Periodicals, Poverty, Public Policy, State Legislation, Welfare Reform, Well Being, Youth Problems
CDF Reports, Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-628-8787; Web site: http://www.childrensdefense.org (1-year subscription, $29.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Charles H. Revson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.