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NCJ Number: 51946 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS SELECTED READINGS ON PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION, AND CORRECTION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Abuse and Neglect
Admin for Children and Families
United State
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 215
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Publication Number: OHDS-78-30160
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: READINGS ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN TREATMENT CENTERS, TEMPORARY AND LONG-TERM SHELTERS, DETENTION HOMES, CENTERS FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED AND DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED, AND GROUP HOMES ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: AN EXCERPT FROM AN ISSUE OF THE CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORTS, THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE NATIONAL CENTER ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT (NCCAN), PROVIDES BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON NCCAN'S ROLE IN DEALING WITH MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN IN INSTITUTIONS AND DISCUSSES RELATED ISSUES CONFRONTING THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL LITIGATION IN THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. THE MAIN BODY OF THE FINAL REPORT OF THE 1977 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE INSTITUTIONAL MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN EXAMINES THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN RESIDENTIAL CAREGIVING INSTITUTIONS (INCLUDING TREATMENT, CORRECTIONAL, CUSTODIAL, AND EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS), IDENTIFIES ISSUES, AND OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS. THE REPORT INCLUDES A SECTION DEALING SPECIFICALLY WITH JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, IN WHICH SUCH ISSUES AS SECURE VERSUS NONSECURE FACILITIES, INDETERMINATE SENTENCING, MONITORING, AND RESTRAINTS ON JUVENILES BY CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE DISCUSSED. EXCERPTS ON INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN FROM A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE NEW YORK STATE COLLEGE OF HUMAN ECOLOGY AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY ARE PRESENTED. EXCERPTS FROM THE DRAFT VERSION OF THE FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, PUBLISHED BY NCCAN IN MARCH 1978, INCLUDE THE SECTION THAT DEALS SPECIFICALLY WITH THE PREVENTION AND CORRECTION OF INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. NCCAN'S DRAFT OF A MODEL CHILD PROTECTION ACT IS ALSO PROVIDED. INFORMATION ABOUT RESOURCE MATERIALS INCLUDES A REVIEW OF A MANUAL SUGGESTING GUIDELINES FOR INSPECTING CHILDREN'S INSTITUTIONS, A DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING MATERIALS FOR RESIDENTIAL CHILDCARE WORKERS, AND NCCAN CLEARINGHOUSE ABSTRACTS OF MATERIALS ON CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, INSTITUTIONAL ABUSE AND NEGLECT, AND INSTITUTIONALIZED CHILDREN. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile detention; Juvenile group houses; Juvenile shelter care
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