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NCJ Number: 50506 Find in a Library
Title: WHAT WILL IT COST THE CHILD IF I DON'T REPORT? (FROM CHILD ABUSE AND THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD, 1977, BY M THOMAS ANGELE - SEE NCJ-50502)
Author(s): D F KLINE; F GREEN
Corporate Author: Council for Exceptional Children
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Council for Exceptional Children
Reston, VA 22091
Sale Source: Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS TAPE FROM A CONFERENCE ON CHILD ABUSE DISCUSSES WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CHILD WHEN CASES OF ABUSE ARE NOT REPORTED.
Abstract: A REPRESENTATIVE OF UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY SPOKE ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THE COST TO THE CHILD IF CASES OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE NOT REPORTED. A MAJOR CONSEQUENCE OF NONREPORTING IS OFTEN THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IN CLASSES FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED, THE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED, AND THE LEARNING DISABLED, A MOVE WHICH COULD HAVE SERIOUS RAMIFICATIONS FOR A CHILD NOT ORDINARILY DESTINED FOR SUCH SPECIAL EDUCATION. A PHYSICIAN FROM CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C., STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCTORS, TEACHERS, AND SOCIAL WORKERS IN UNDERSTANDING CULTURALLY DETERMINED VALUES AND CHILD REARING PROCESSES COMMON TO THE TARGET COMMUNITY: SENSITIVITY TO THE PEOPLE BEING SERVED IS A PRIME REQUISITE FOR PROPER IDENTIFICATION. CONSEQUENCES OF NOT REPORTING ARE UNATTENDED INJURIES AND ILLNESSES WITH ACCOMPANYING PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND COSMETIC HANDICAPS TO THE CHILD, AS WELL AS THE RISKS OF REPEATED INJURIES, INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE, MALNUTRITION, DEVELOPMENT LAGS, AND FUNCTIONAL RETARDATION. BOTH THE SHORT AND LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF UNREPORTED CHILD ABUSE CASES ARE DEVASTATING IN MANY WAYS FOR THE CHILD, AND IN MANY CASES, THERE IS A RISK OF DEATH OR PERMANENT PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITY. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Child abuse; Citizen crime reporting; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Unreported crimes; Victims of Crime
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