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Title: Multidisciplinary Approach to Comprehensive Evaluation of Multilevels of Ecological Characteristics for Child Abuse and Neglect
Author(s): O C S Tzeng; H C Karlson; R Fortier
Corporate Author: Indiana University-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis
Consortium of Child Abuse and Neglect Resources and Information Services
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University-Purdue Univ at Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Indianapolis Foundation
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lilly Endowment, Inc
Indianapolis, IN 46208
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20201
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and neglect and describes the operation and results of the authors' graduate training program and research activities.
Abstract: The analysis emphasizes that child abuse and neglect is a pervasive issue that reflects problems in five levels of social systems: the individual, the family, the community, the culture, and the geopolitical system. More than 40 theories and models have been used in the literature to address prevention, intervention, and treatment issues. These theories and their applications vary in their disciplinary orientations and often use fragmented and conflicting principles and strategies. During the last 2 years the authors have evaluated 45 theoretical perspectives, developed a profile of the efforts of individual States, generated profiles based on 140,000 reported cases, and applied the results of these efforts to a multidisciplinary graduate training curriculum. The philosophy, methods, and strategies developed in this program can be used by other institutions of higher education to train professionals regarding child services. Figure, table, and 3 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile dependency and neglect
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention training; Child abuse training programs; Higher education; Research programs
Note: Paper presented at the Eighth National Conference on Child Abuse and neglect, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 21-24, 1989
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