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Title: Handbook for Investigating Abuse and Neglect in Out-of-Home Child Care Settings
Corporate Author: Kentucky Dept for Human Resources
Bureau for Social Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: Kentucky Dept for Human Resources
Frankfurt, KY 40601
National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The investigation of allegations of child abuse in out-of-home child care settings has proven difficult due to a lack of consistent guidelines.
Abstract: The lack of consistent guidelines can hamper investigation and prolong the trauma of the child victim and jeopardize other children in day care centers, schools, residential centers, and other private and public child-care facilities. The goal of this handbook is to provide prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, licensing and regulating staff, school officials, and child protection workers with a guide that clearly defines jurisdictions and responsibilities, establishes general procedures, and increases interagency awareness. It explains the scope of the problem and its legal bases, as well as investigative procedures including techniques for interviewing children and adults. It defines physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; neglect; and childhood conditional norms. Report form, tables, director, 4 appendixes, 11 references.
Main Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Juvenile dependency and neglect
Index Term(s): Child emotional abuse and neglect; Child Sexual Abuse; Children at risk; Kentucky; Residential child care institutions
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