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NCJ Number: 30692 Find in a Library
Title: BROKEN BONES, BROKEN HOMES - DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PART ONE OF THIS TWO-PART-FILM HIGHLIGHTS THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PITTSBURGH (PA) PILOT CHILD ABUSE SEMINAR, A MULTI -DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY PITTSBURGH-BASED NATIONAL CENTER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Abstract: INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS COVER THE HISTORY OF CHILD ABUSE, THE CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF TRAUMA INFLICTED BY ADULTS, AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE CHILD ABUSE PROBLEM, INCLUDING A DISCUSSION OF THE ADOPTION AND ABUSE REPORTING LAWS AND REASONS WHY INDIVIDUALS ARE RELUCTANT TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE. OTHER TOPICS EXAMINED IN THIS SEMINAR ARE THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE AND THE LACK OF PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXTENT, CAUSES, AND PREFERRED TREATMENT(S) OF THE CHILD ABUSE PROBLEM, PARTICULARLY THE INABILITY TO PREDICT CHILD ABUSE, PART TWO OF THIS FILM TRACES A CASE OF SUSPECTED ABUSE OF A FIVE-MONTH-OLD INFANT FROM TENTATIVE IDENTIFICATION IN A HOSPITAL THROUGH DISPOSITION IN A MOCK JUVENILE COURT HEARING. A 'SCAN' (SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT) MEETING HELD AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN PITTSBURGH (PA) IS RECORDED. THIS MULTIDISCIPLINARY MEETING OF ATTORNEYS, PHYSICIANS, NURSES, PSYCHIATRISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND CHILD WELFARE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES HAS BEEN INSTITUTED AS AN INTERMEDIATE STEP BETWEEN THE REPORTING AGENCY AND THE JUVENILE COURTS TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE CHARACTER OF THE CASE WARRANTS REFERRAL TO THE COURTS.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Case studies; Child abuse; Films; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Pennsylvania; Workshops and seminars
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