Education (21 - 30 of 31 items)
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
Foster Parents: Recruiting and Preservice Training Practices Need Evaluation
HRD-89-86: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied states' and localities' foster parent recruiting and preservice training strategies, concentrating on foster care programs in Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas.GAO found that: (1) potential and current foster parents were discouraged from providing foster care by such factors as children's more complex emotional, behavioral, a...
Obtaining Care for Chronically Ill Children in the Home Based Setting
T-HRD-88-17: Published: May 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
GAO discussed barriers to families' access to home- and community-based medical and support care for their seriously chronically-ill children. GAO noted that: (1) families required medical services more often than support services; (2) of the medical services, families most frequently required medical office visits and medication; (3) of the support services, families most frequently required chil...
Federally Supported Centers Provide Needed Services for Runaways and Homeless Youths
IPE-83-7: Published: Sep 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed activities under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program authorized by Title III of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974.In summary, findings by GAO were generally favorable. The youths who were served by the 17 centers visited by GAO and the services offered by those centers appeared to conform with what was anticipated by...
Availability of Nurse-Midwife Services Under Federal Health Care Programs
HRD-82-79: Published: Jun 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the availability of the services of nurse-midwives under various Federal health care programs.GAO provided detailed information obtained in discussions with agency officials on the availability and use of nurse-midwives in these programs. Officials in each agency which GAO contacted generally supported the use of nurse-midwives. However, there i...
Sexual Exploitation of Children--A Problem of Unknown Magnitude
HRD-82-64: Published: Apr 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO gathered information on teenage prostitution and child pornography, and it reviewed Federal, State, and local efforts to deal with these problems. GAO made an extensive literature search and sent questionnaires to States, territories, police departments, and mayors' offices in major cities. GAO also developed detailed information on teenage prostitution...
Labor Needs To Improve Its Oversight of New Hampshire's Denials of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
HRD-82-10: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed the nonmonetary determinations and appeals processes of the the unemployment insurance program administered by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security (DES) to determine whether: (1) eligible applicants were being denied unemployment benefits; and (2) complaints about the appeals process were valid. In addition, GAO made a limited review of the Department of Labor's qualit...
Followup Review to Report on Increased Federal Efforts Needed To Better Identify, Treat, and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
HRD-81-153: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
GAO reported on the actions that have been taken or are underway to implement GAO recommendations on Federal efforts to better identify, treat, and prevent child abuse and neglect. GAO also reported on the recommendations on which no action has been taken and analyzed the number of grants and contracts awarded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect from fiscal year 1978 through February...
Survey of Military Services' Programs on Child Abuse and Neglect
B-192159: Published: Jun 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1978.
The Army Child Advocacy Program is an installation or community command program designed to prevent, control, and treat child abuse or neglect. GAO recently completed a survey of the Program in Europe. In addition to field visits, GAO obtained information concerning 12 more military communities from participants at a child advocacy seminar.Program officials generally believed that there were not e...