ERIC Number: ED263484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-28
Children in Jeopardy. Proceedings of the Iowa Governor's Conference (Des Moines, Iowa, November 28, 1984).
Sharp, Peggy, Ed.; Turney, Michael, Ed.
The conference proceedings in this document include edited transcripts of the plenary sessions and individual reports on each of the 10 workshops from Iowa's Children in Jeopardy Conference. The conference was held, not for professional children's services workers, but for people with civic commitment and the ability to involve themselves and others in solving local problems. Five major themes or types of threats that place Iowa children in jeopardy, and which served as focal points of the conference, are listed: (1) food, health, and nutrition; (2) public safety and abduction problems; (3) child abuse and sexual exploitation; (4) emotional, psychological, and financial impacts of poverty; and (5) substance abuse. Workshop reports, which highlight the problems and present successful problem-solving strategies, are included from the 10 conference workshops, 2 workshops in each of the 5 areas. Reports are included from workshops dealing with problems in prenatal care, problems in infant and child care, kids in danger, safety programs that work, child abuse in Iowa, child abuse prevention in Iowa, emotional impacts of poverty on children, women and children in poverty, the substance abuser, and substance abuse. A brief statement of summary impressions and an appended list of conference participants concludes this report. (NRB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Office of the Governor, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa