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NCJ Number: 50307 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT ON CHILD BATTERING - PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS - REPORT CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Canada Ministry of National Health and Welfare
Canada
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Ministry of National Health and Welfare
Ottawa, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: Canada
Annotation: THIS REPORT EXAMINES THE ELEMENTS OF CHILD ABUSE AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALLEVIATING THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.
Abstract: REPRESENTATIVES OF HEALTH, WELFARE, AND LAW, TOGETHER WITH INTERESTED CITIZENS PARTICIPATED ON THIS COMMITTEE. THE STUDY WAS BASED ON THE THEORY THAT THE ONLY EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO SOLVING THIS PROBLEM OF CHILD BATTERING, IS REMEDIAL TREATMENT AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES. THE LIMITED ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS VIEWED AS SIGNIFICANT ALTHOUGH PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE WITHIN PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION. THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS ARE REVIEWED: THE PROBLEMS AND PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING AND REGISTRATION; CONSIDERATION OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO INTERVENTION AND CASE MANAGEMENT; SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTS; AND RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTATION, AND EDUCATION. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER STUDY ARE PROVIDED AFTER EACH DISCUSSION. THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE STATED: (1) ESTABLISHMENT OF MANDATORY REPORTING SYSTEMS, AND MAINTENANCE OF A CENTRAL REGISTRY; (2) IMMEDIATE INSTITUTION OF INTERVENTION AND CASE MANAGEMENT UPON INCIDENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT; (3) DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF PREVENTATIVE METHODS AIMED AT IMPROVING PARENTAL ROLES AND GENERAL ENVIRONMENT; (4) CONTINUED AND EXTENDED SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH, EXPERIMENTATION, AND EDUCATION; AND (5) EXPANSION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN AN EXAMINATION OF RELEVANT LEGISLATION, AND LISTS OF PARTICIPANTS ON THE COMMITTEE. TABULAR DATA ARE NOT PROVIDED. (JCP)
Index Term(s): Canada; Child abuse; Citizen advisory committees; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Laws and Statutes
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