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NCJ Number: 149207 Find in a Library
Title: Child Protection: Guidebook for Child-Care Providers
Author(s): J C Patterson
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Markel/Rhulen Underwriters & Brokers
Monticello, NY 12701
National Cmtte for Prevention of Child Abuse
Torrance, CA 90509
National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 89-MC-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Cmtte for Prevention of Child Abuse
1000 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90509
United States of America

National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Child care providers have important roles to play in protecting the more than 1 million children who suffer serious harm each year due to child abuse and the 350,000 children who are abducted annually by family members; guidelines are presented to help these providers fulfill their roles.
Abstract: The guidelines focus on learning what child abuse is, understanding the reporting responsibilities of child care providers when child abuse is suspected, identifying characteristics of child abusers, developing personnel screening and selection techniques to ensure safety in child care settings, understanding the role of facility design as part of child proteciton, formulating policies to be implemented by child care providers that enhance program safety, and identifying resources for additional information about child abuse and exploitation. The guidelines acknowledge that child care programs constitute no more risk of child victimizaiton than other child-oriented activities, that child care providers can help victimized children by recognizing signs of their victimization, and that child care providers should consider risk factors and incorporate architectural designs that reduce the opportunity for child abuse. In addition, the guidelines cover specific child protection policies that relate to stress, corporal punishment, isolation, parental access, parental openness, and custody arrangements. Appendixes contain a sample child abuse report form, a sample employment application, and a list of additional resources. 20 references and 32 notes
Main Term(s): Child victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse; Child abuse reporting; Child care services; Child protection services; Juveniles; Kidnapping
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