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NCJ Number: 148219 Find in a Library
Corporate Author: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
United States of America
Project Director: E Kingsley
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87868-512-0
Sale Source: Child Welfare League of America, Inc.
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 250
Arlington, VA 22202-4801
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This three-tape video training series instructs social workers in courtroom proceedings and case management associated with child sexual abuse cases.
Abstract: The first and third tapes focus on three major responsibilities of social workers in cases of child sexual abuse: assessment of reports of child sexual abuse through interviews with the child, the nonabusing parent, the alleged perpetrator, and others; coordination with law enforcement officials; and case planning and case management. The second tape depicts three hearings that occur in most States when child welfare agencies intervene to protect a child who is believed to have been sexually abused: the emergency shelter hearing, the adjudication hearing, and the disposition hearing. With the exception of the family members portrayed, who are professional actors, all the players in these videotapes are members of the professions they portray. The court presentations are based on cases presented in the written resource guide. A resource guide accompanies the videos. The resource guide provides a historical overview of child abuse in the United States, followed by an outline of the social worker's responsibilities in child sexual abuse cases. The background of the case portrayed in the video tapes is presented, along with components of the emergency shelter hearing, the adjudication hearing, the disposition hearing, and the review hearing.
Main Term(s): Child victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse investigations; Child Sexual Abuse; Courts; Hearings; Personal interviews
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