ERIC Number: ED457266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Seat at the Table: Toward a National Agenda for Asian Pacific American Children. Proceedings from "Children in Need: Asian American and Pacific Islander Children" at the Children's Defense Fund National Conference (New York, NY, March 25-28, 2000).
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, New York, NY.
These proceedings from a conference on the health needs of Asian and Pacific American (APA) children include discussions and recommendations from each breakout session. The breakout sessions focused on trends and services; K-12 education; health and mental health; child abuse and neglect services; bias crime and violence; and poverty and welfare reform. Several common themes were raised repeatedly, and various priorities were examined, including: organize youth and parents to speak out for system reform and to participate actively in program planning; hold systems accountable to becoming more responsive to APA community needs; strengthen APA's advocacy ability with better data collection, evaluation, and needs assessments on APAs; develop linkages, networks, and collaborations inside and outside the APA community that maximize resources and expertise; promote cross-cultural understanding and realities of living in a multicultural society; and strive to bring more APAs into education, policy, and health and human services professions. (SM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Cultural Relevance, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Needs, Immigrants, Mental Health, Pacific Americans, Poverty, Racial Bias, Violence
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, 120 Wall St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10005. Tel: 212-809-4675; Fax: 212-344-5636; Web site: http//www.cacf.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Minority Health (PHS/DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, New York, NY.