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NCJ Number: 161733 Find in a Library
Title: Approach of Israeli Health and Mental Health Students Toward Child Maltreatment
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:20  Issue:5  Dated:(May 1996)  Pages:425- 435
Author(s): R Shor; M M Haj-Yahia
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 11
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study conducted in Israel focused on how students in the four main disciplines (social work, psychology, education, and medicine) dealing with the problem of child abuse and neglect approach this problem.
Abstract: The analysis used data from 1,302 students of the disciplines, including 456 social work students, 233 psychology students, 345 education students, and 268 medical students. The instrument constructed for use in the study examined the following main areas used by professionals in determining cases of maltreatment: (1) their perceptions of the various situations of child maltreatment, (2) their awareness of the risk factors for child maltreatment, (3) their awareness of the signs of child maltreatment, and (4) their willingness to report various cases of maltreatment. Findings indicated that students in the four disciplines may disregard important factors in detecting cases of child abuse and suggested the need to strengthen the training of future professionals on this topic. 22 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Crime in foreign countries; Criminology; Higher education; Israel; Medical evaluation; Professional in-service education
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