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NCJ Number: 31225 Find in a Library
Title: SPEAKING OUT FOR CHILD PROTECTION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Humane Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: American Humane Assoc
Englewood, CO 80112
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOKLET PRESENTS HIGHLIGHTS OF TESTIMONY BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CHILDREN'S DIVISION OF THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION BEFORE A U.S. SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH.
Abstract: IN THIS TESTIMONY, THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION'S (AHA) INVOLVEMENT IN THE ISSUE OF CHILD ABUSE IS TRACED FROM THE ASSOCIATION'S FOUNDATION IN 1877 TO ITS PRESENT RESEARCH AND STUDY EFFORTS. THE AHA CONDUCTS RESEARCH AND SURVEYS TO STUDY THE PHENOMENON OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, AND GIVES CONSULTATION TO STATES AND COMMUNITIES ON WAYS TO IMPROVE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THE AHA STUDIES, SURVEYS, AND PUBLICATIONS ARE PROVIDED. THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE ALSO DISCUSSED IN THE TESTIMONY. THE NEED FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES IS EMPHASIZED.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Congressional information; Crimes against children; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Legislation; Services; Testimony
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