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NCJ Number: 118820 Find in a Library
Title: Maltreatment of Children in the Netherlands: An Update after Ten Years
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:13  Issue:2  Dated:(1989)  Pages:263-269
Author(s): J J Pieterse; H V Urk
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Governmental consultation and advice on child abuse and neglect in the Netherlands started in 1972 as a two year experiment with four offices for "confidential doctors" in four major cities in the country.
Abstract: Over the ensuing decade the number of offices increased to ten, covering the whole country. The State department of welfare, public health, and environment collected data from the confidential doctors and their coworkers every year. This study compared the data of the first year, 1974, with those of 1983, in order to detect changing patterns over a 10-year period. The major changes noticed were a three-fold increase in cases, an increase in detection of child fatalities, but a decrease in severity of abuse. It was felt that mandatory reporting, if enforced by the government, may improve the situation. Tables and 10 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Crimes against children; Netherlands; Treatment intervention model
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