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Title: CHILD MALTREATMENT IN THE UNITED STATES - A CRY FOR HELP AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSE
Author(s): S Z NAGI
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
1800 Cannon Drive
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: National Technical Information Service
Springfield, VA 22151
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Publication Number: HEW-CAN-77-03
Sale Source: National Technical Information Service
US Dept of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA 22151
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A SURVEY OF SOME 1700 CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT FACILITIES AND AGENCIES IN THE UNITED STATES WAS CONDUCTED TO GAIN AN ANALYTICAL, NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE PICTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION OF SUCH SERVICES.
Abstract: CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES, SCHOOL SYSTEMS, HOSPITAL MEDICAL PERSONNEL, HOSPITAL SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURTS, AND POLICE AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS WERE INTERVIEWED IN RELATION TO CONTEXTUAL ISSUES AND DILEMMAS, THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM, EPIDEMIOLOGICAL PATTERNS, AND STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE OF PROGRAMS. THIS REPORT PRESENTS SURVEY FINDINGS IN THESE AREAS AS WELL AS RECOMMENDS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL OF THE PROBLEM. IMPROVEMENTS ARE SUGGESTED IN THE AREAS OF PRIMARY PREVENTION, IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING, CRISIS INTERVENTION, SERVICES TO CHILDREN, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, PROGRAM GUIDELINES, AND INTERAGENCY COORDINATION. EXTENSIVE TABULATIONS OF INTERVIEW DATA ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...ELW
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child protection services; Citizen crime reporting; Crisis intervention; Evaluation; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Medical and dental services; Program coordination; Programs; Referral services; Surveys
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