Children and Family in America

Mr. Horn, commissioner on children, youth and families for the Department of Health and Human Services, discussed issues facing families in America… read more

Mr. Horn, commissioner on children, youth and families for the Department of Health and Human Services, discussed issues facing families in America today including education, child care, and drugs in a speech to the Heritage Foundation. He also responded to a report by the National Commission on Children that stressed the high rates of drug abuse and teenage pregnancies among American youth, and the high-risk lifestyles prevalent among American children. Mr. Horn cited a number of principles by which he believed policy on children in America should be guided, and said most children in America were doing well despite exaggerated claims to the contrary. He criticized the theory of “family relativism,” which claims that different types of family structures or no family structure at all has no effect on the development of children. close

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  • Wade F. Horn Chief Department of Health and Human Services->Children's Bureau
  • Kate O'Beirne Vice President Heritage Foundation->Government Relations

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Children and Family in America

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Program ID:
19670-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 24, 1991 | 6:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 28, 1991 | 4:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jul 24, 1991 | 6:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 24, 1991 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 1991 | 1:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 1991 | 4:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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