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Gundersen, Craig – Future of Children, 2015
Food assistance programs--including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps), the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program--have been remarkably successful at their core mission: reducing food insecurity among low-income children. Moreover, writes Craig Gundersen, SNAP in particular has also been…
Descriptors: Food, Social Services, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs
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Leininger, Lindsey; Levy, Helen – Future of Children, 2015
It might seem strange to ask whether increasing access to medical care can improve children's health. Yet Lindsey Leininger and Helen Levy begin by pointing out that access to care plays a smaller role than we might think, and that many other factors, such as those discussed elsewhere in this issue, strongly influence children's health.…
Descriptors: Child Health, Access to Health Care, Public Policy, Supply and Demand
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Osgood, D. Wayne; Foster, E. Michael; Courtney, Mark E. – Future of Children, 2010
D. Wayne Osgood, E. Michael Foster, and Mark E. Courtney examine the transition to adulthood for youth involved in social service and justice systems during childhood and adolescence. They survey the challenges faced by youth in the mental health system, the foster care system, the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, and special…
Descriptors: Runaways, Homeless People, Physical Disabilities, Chronic Illness
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Saathoff, Amy J.; Stoffel, Elizabeth Ann – Future of Children, 1999
Describes and analyzes trends in service delivery by community-based organizations to children affected by domestic violence. Concludes that substantial segments of the population are not reached, and that most organizations do not have a sufficient range of services to meet children's needs. Outlines challenges faced by current intervention…
Descriptors: Children, Community Programs, Family Violence, Intervention
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McCullough, Charlotte B. – Future of Children, 1991
Drug-exposed infants are having a profound impact on the child welfare system. When community resources are not available to meet the needs of these children and families, requirements of current child welfare laws cannot be met. The range of services necessary for effective child welfare responses is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Community Resources, Delivery Systems
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Farrow, Frank; Joe, Tom – Future of Children, 1992
Reviews common financing strategies for school-linked services, and suggests that the fiscal strategy for building integrated school-linked services involves supplementing new core program funding with redirected existing sources and increasing use of Medicaid funds. There is no single approach to financing these services. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education
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Gardner, Sidney L. – Future of Children, 1992
Identifies the following basic issues involved in planning and implementing school-linked services: (1) planning; (2) targeting; (3) governance; (4) information systems; and (5) staffing. Effective planning requires a policy-minded team of equals from various agencies. Strategies that community teams can use to address each issue are discussed.…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems
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Boland, Paul – Future of Children, 1991
Discusses drug-exposed infants from the perspective of a juvenile court judge. Experience in Los Angeles County (California) illustrates the following common problems in the juvenile courts: (1) high court caseload; (2) lack of legal representation and overloaded case workers; and (3) lack of resources mandated by law. (SLD)
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Child Welfare, Community Resources, Court Litigation