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NCJ Number: 50711 Find in a Library
Title: CRY OF PAIN
Author(s): J ALLEN
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: American Lutheran Church Women for Aid Assoc for Lutherans
Appleton, WI 54911
Mass Media
Baltimore, MD 21218
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Mass Media
2116 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS FILM PRESENTS DISCUSSIONS WITH ABUSIVE PARENTS, WHO REVEAL THEIR REASONS FOR ABUSING THEIR CHILDREN AND SUGGEST PROGRAMS WHICH MIGHT REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE.
Abstract: THE INTERVIEWS WITH THE ABUSIVE PARENTS SHOW THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THEIR PROBLEM, BUT MANY OF THEM CLAIM THAT THEY THEMSELVES WERE ABUSED, EITHER PHYSICALLY OR SEXUALLY, AS CHILDREN. THE PARENTS SUGGEST THE NEED FOR PROGRAMS TO HELP THEM WITH THEIR CHILDREARING. HOTLINES, CRISIS CENTERS, DAY-CARE CENTERS, THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF SELF-REPORTING, AND COUNSELING PROGRAMS WERE SUGGESTED AS APPROACHES WHICH MAY HELP REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF CHILD ABUSE. SEVERAL PARENTS MENTIONED THE NEED FOR MORE CRISIS SHELTERS, WHERE THEY COULD LEAVE THIER CHILDREN TEMPORARILY, SO THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH PERSONAL CRISES WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE CHILD. ANOTHER POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHELTER HOMES, WHERE GROUP MOTHERS TEACH THE REAL MOTHERS HOW TO INTERACT WITH THEIR CHILDREN, AS WELL AS MONITOR THE CHILDREN AND SHOW THEM HOW TO RELATE TO SIBLINGS AND PARENTS. (BAC)
Index Term(s): Abusing parents; Audiovisual aids; Child abuse; Crime specific countermeasures; Crisis intervention; Films
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