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NCJ Number: 166458 Find in a Library
Title: Child Protection Guide
Corporate Author: Survivors and Victims Empowered
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Survivors and Victims Empowered
Lancaster, PA 17605
Sale Source: Survivors and Victims Empowered
P.O. Box 10756
Lancaster, PA 17605
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides background information and practical guidelines to help parents and other adults understand child abuse and neglect, protect children from it, and respond appropriately if abuse is suspected.
Abstract: The text explains the characteristics and physical and behavioral indicators of neglect, physical abuse, child sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and presents case examples of abused children. Other sections discuss the physical and psychological impacts of victimization; actions to take to prevent child abuse in religious, community youth groups, and child care centers; ways to discuss safety with children. It also presents guidelines for rating a child's safety, a form to determine the financial costs and benefits of working outside the home, strategies for instilling confidence and self-esteem in children, and guidelines for reporting suspected abuse or neglect. Lists of recommended reading materials, organizations from which to obtain more information, and national hotlines from which to obtain immediate help
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Parent education; Parental influence
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