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NCJ Number: 152775 Find in a Library
Title: Protecting Children From Abuse and Neglect: Foundations for a New National Strategy
Editor(s): G B Melton; F D Barry
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 456
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
New York, NY 10012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89862-265-4
Sale Source: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Marketing Manager
72 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to mental health professionals working with children, child rights advocates, and policymakers, this volume details current knowledge about the social, cultural, and economic precursors of child abuse and neglect, as well as treatment and prevention, and offer practical advice for the development and implementation of programs and policies to prevent harm to children.
Abstract: Commissioned by the United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, the eight papers focus on prevention, intervention, and treatment in child maltreatment both in the home and in out-of-home settings. The authors explain ways to strengthen neighborhoods, develop connections among and within families, and strengthen economic and social supports. They also propose the development of a society-wide effort in which child protection becomes a part of everyday life, recommend a research agenda, and identify specific strategies for use by all those who come into contact with children. Tables, chapter reference lists, and index
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse causes; Child abuse prevention; Child abuse situation remedies; Crime prevention planning
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