Petit MR, Overcash D. 1983. America's children: Powerless and in need of powerful friends. Augusta, ME: Maine Department of Human Services, 99 pp.
Annotation: This book is written for the nation's governors to provide the most recent information available about the status of America's children. It presents the condition of millions of children who by virtue of their age, health, financial status, or race are especially vulnerable and unusually dependent upon their parents and society. This is not a budget impact analysis. It presents data which were collected and assessed prior to 1981 when several billion federal dollars were eliminated from children's programs nationwide. It discusses children in poverty, family assistance, food and nourishment, shelter, child care, education, youth employment, childhood sickness and death, access to health care, non-disease deaths, special care, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, sexual exploitation, children without homes, runaways, juvenile justice, and adolescent pregnancy.
Contact: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME 04333, Telephone: (207) 287-3707 Secondary Telephone: (800) 606-0215 Fax: (207) 287-3005 E-mail: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/contactus.shtml#program_questions Web Site: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ Available in libraries.
Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent employment, Adolescent pregnancy, Child abuse, Child care, Child death, Child neglect, Child sexual abuse, Children, Data, Education, Families, Food, Homeless persons, Juvenile justice, Poverty, Runaways, Substance abuse, United States