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NCJ Number: 65689 Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Education Cmssn of the States
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Education Cmssn of the States
Denver, CO 80295
Eric Document Reproduction Service
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Publication Number: 108
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE FIRST 2 YEARS' ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO DECISIONMAKERS ON EDUCATION'S ROLE IN ENDING THE PROBLEM.
Abstract: RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DIRECTED TO FOUR AUDIENCES: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, STATE GOVERNMENTS, ALL LEVELS OF AGENCIES GOVERNING EDUCATION, AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES. THE RECOMMENDATIONS URGE THAT FUNDING SHOULD BE INCREASED AND DECENTRALIZED AND THAT STATES AND LOCALITIES SHOULD BE GIVEN GREATER DISCRETION IN THEIR USE OF FUNDS. ALSO, DIRECT SERVICES TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SHOULD BE EXPANDED. PREVENTION PROGRAMS, PARTICULARLY EDUCATION FOR PARENTHOOD, ARE ESPECIALLY NEEDED. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DEVELOPING PARENTING EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND INSERVICE TRAINING FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL EXPECTED TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE RECOMMENDED. IN ADDITION, THE COMMITTEE OPPOSES THE USE OF PHYSICAL AND VERBAL PUNISHMENT IN THE SCHOOLS. STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE COMMITTEE IS THE CONCEPT OF THE HOME VISITOR AS A MEANS OF IDENTIFYING AND PREVENTING ABUSE AND NEGLECT. FOOTNOTES AND LISTS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND EDUCATION COMMISSION OF THE STATES' STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE INCLUDED. (CFW)
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse detection; Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; Child abuse reporting; Corporal punishment; Crime specific countermeasures; Educational Resources Information Center; Educators child-abuse neglect role; Juvenile dependency and neglect; United States of America
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