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Title: Bridging the Gap: Research to Practice -- National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
Author(s): F X Sullivan
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 111
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Sale Source: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, DC 20447
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1992 conference focused on the extent of child abuse and neglect and research and practice initiatives of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Abstract: Conference participants recognized that as many as 1.7 million reports of child abuse are made yearly and that the point of entry for many abused children is the hospital. In addition, they considered the need for cooperation and information sharing by child protection services and hospitals. Accordingly, four conference panels were convened to explore hospital-based programs. The first panel discussed the initial identification of abuse by hospital personnel and the training needed by hospital staff to ensure proper identification and treatment of abused and neglected children. This panel also addressed the role of the child abuse team attorney in reporting child abuse, the release of information, and children's relationships with guardians. The second panel reviewed issues surrounding the care provided to children as inpatients, with several community-based programs highlighted. The third panel examined the role of multidisciplinary teams, while the fourth panel outlined hospital-community partnerships in service provision, research, and prevention. Conference participants discussed suggestions for the future evolution of hospital-community responses to child abuse and neglect and called for a new paradigm to foster commitment to serving abused and neglected children. Initiatives of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect are identified that encompass research and practice initiatives and the dissemination of research findings. Both policymaker and practitioner roles in child abuse prevention are discussed. Additional information on the conference agenda and participants is appended. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse prevention; Child protection services; Child victims; Juvenile dependency and neglect; National Center on Child Abuse Neglect
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