The White House Conference on Children and Youth

By Ephraim R. Gomberg

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1960

Every decade since 1908, the White House has hosted a Conference on Children and Youth. These conferences served as exemplary models of citizen involvement in governmental programs and resulted in achievements such as the establishment of the U.S. Children's Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The 1960 conference broadened its scope from discussion of underprivileged children to topics of concern to all children and young adults. The 1960 conference urged national and local governments and volunteer bodies to respond significantly and directly to startling statistics gathered in the 1950s. It recommended the formation of the National Committee for Children and Youth and called on all U.S. citizens to participate in taking care of the nation's young people.

Topic: Youth, Communal Responsibility, Social Work, Public Policy

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No. 1

Page Number(s): 75-80

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Gomberg, Ephraim R. The White House Conference on Children and Youth. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1960: 75-80.


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