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NCJ Number: 49475 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD ABUSE CASE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING
Author(s): S L KLAUS
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
United State
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Contract Number: HEW-105-76-1136
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE REPORT FOCUSES UPON THE PROCESS OF IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES MOST CLOSELY INVOLVED: LAW ENFORCEMENT, MEDICINE, SOCIAL WORK, AND EDUCATION.
Abstract: THE REPORT RESULTED FROM THE SYMPOSIUM ON CHILD ABUSE CASE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING, WHICH EXPLORED THE APPROACHES USED BY DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL WORKERS INVOLVED IN IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING CHILD ABUSE. PROFESSIONAL PARTICIPANTS WERE ASKED TO PRESENT COMMON ATTITUDES AMONG MEMBERS OF THEIR PROFESSIONS IN THEIR PREPARED STATEMENTS. EACH PRESENTED TWO STATEMENTS: THE FIRST ON THE INDICATORS USED BY THEIR PROFESSION FOR RECOGNIZING PHYSICAL ABUSE; THE SECOND DEALING WITH THOSE FACTORS THAT MIGHT PREVENT A PARTICULAR PROFESSIONAL FROM IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING A POSSIBLE CASE OF ABUSE. THE REPORT PRESENTS IN NARRATIVE FORM THE ISSUES AND VIEWS BROUGHT OUT BY THE SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS IN THESE STATEMENTS AND IN THE GENERAL DISCUSSIONS THAT FOLLOWED. THE SECOND PART OF THE REPORT DISCUSSES THOSE GENERAL INFORMATION NEEDS, CONSIDERATIONS, AND DECISIONMAKING PROCESSES THAT SEEM TO BE HELD IN COMMON ACROSS PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES. THE WAYS IN WHICH A PARTICULAR PROFESSIONAL'S BACKGROUND, TRAINING, AND WORK SETTING CAN AFFECT THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS AND INFLUENCE THE DECISION TO REPORT ARE ALSO EXAMINED. A FINAL SECTION SUMMARIZES THE SYMPOSIUM DISCUSSIONS BY COMPARING THE VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES THAT WERE REPRESENTED. A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE APPENDED. (VDA)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Crime detection; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Symposia
Note: A REPORT FROM A SYMPOSIUM ON PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS, THE SYMPOSIUM ON CHILD ABUSE CASE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING, HOUSTON, TEXAS, APRIL 1977
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