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Title: Child Abuse - What We Know About Prevention Strategies - Hearing Before the House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, March 12, 1984
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Select Cmtte on Children, Youth, and Families
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This hearing held by a U.S. House of Representatives committee in March 1984 focused on the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children and on strategies for preventing child abuse and neglect.
Abstract: Testimony came from the executive director of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, the executive directors of Parents Anonymous organizations, health care providers, and individual parents. Prepared statements, letters, technical reports, and other supplementary materials came from speakers, other individuals, and organizations concerned with the problem of child abuse. Recommendations emphasized the need for a wide variety of strategies for preventing the problem. Programs suggested included support programs for new parents, parent education, child and family screening and treatment, child care opportunities, programs for abused children and young adults, life-skills training, self-help groups, family support service, workplace support, and public information and education. The approaches used by Parents Anonymous and Parents United, the use of crisis nurseries, a hospital-based initiative, and a team approach involving the police and other agencies are described.
Index Term(s): Cause removal crime prevention; Child abuse; Child abuse situation remedies; Interagency cooperation; US House of Representatives
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