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NCJ Number: 121461 Find in a Library
Title: Multidisciplinary Advocacy for Mistreated Children
Corporate Author: C. Henry Kempe National Ctr for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
United States of America

National Assoc of Counsel for Children
United States of America
Editor(s): D C Bross
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 488
Sponsoring Agency: C. Henry Kempe National Ctr for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Denver, CO 80220
National Assoc of Counsel for Children
Denver, CO 80220
Sale Source: National Assoc of Counsel for Children
1205 Oneida Street
Denver, CO 80220
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The 21 conference papers incorporate themes from a multidisciplinary viewpoint focusing on the context and consequences of child abuse and neglect, practical aspects of evaluation and proof, treatment issues, and legislation.
Abstract: Since there are numerous definitions of maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual abuse, it is noted that research is difficult to compare, but the recognition by society of child maltreatment as a problem is a significant step in prevention. The medical viewpoint, stemming from the pediatrician founder of the Kempe National Center, is combined with other disciplines to include broad coverage of child abuse, the abuser, and the family in these well-documented papers. Legislative reform and the accompanying issues of definition and evidence are discussed. Difficulties of the law enforcement officer and the social worker in intervening and prosecuting child abuse cases are presented along with legislation in selected States and New Zealand. References.
Main Term(s): Child abuse
Index Term(s): Child protection laws; Child Sexual Abuse; Juvenile witnesses; New Zealand
Note: Eighth conference manual of the National Association of Counsel for Children
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