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NCJ Number: 168043 Find in a Library
Title: Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse in Households of Substance Abusers: A Research Demonstration Progress Report
Journal: Child Welfare  Volume:73  Issue:1  Dated:(January-February 1994)  Pages:83-94
Author(s): G M Blau; M C Whewell; T P Gullotta; M Bloom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the literature identifying substance abuse as a primary contributing factor to child abuse and neglect and describes a federally funded research demonstration project to serve at-risk families.
Abstract: The Emergency Services Child Abuse Prevention Program operated as part of the home-based unit of the clinical services division of the Child and Family Agency, a comprehensive community-based child and family guidance facility. The program sought to: (1) meet the multiple needs of families; (2) allow rapid, barrier-free access to substance-abuse treatment services; (3) reach children and youth from prenatal development to age 18; and (4) establish contractual and collaborative relationships at all levels of health and social services. After 1 year of the 3- year project, several factors were already evident. First was the importance of teaming community referral sources with the home-based family preservation component of the model. Other observations involve the tension that occurs between researchers and referral agents when experimental field research is undertaken; the benefits of including in the service delivery a medical component and respite child care; and the value of extending treatment or services beyond the initial 4-week intervention. References
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse situation remedies; Children at risk; Children of alcoholics; Children of drug abusers; Family advocacy programs; Juveniles; Victims of Crime
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