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NCJ Number: 68301 Find in a Library
Title: CHILD ABUSE - A PERSPECTIVE ON PARENT AIDES
Project Director: B E HARDING; D WATKINS
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Cornell University Film Library
Ithaca, NY 14853
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Cornell University Film Library
55 Judd Falls Road
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN THIS FILM, PARENT AIDES SHARE MEMORIES OF THEIR FIRST CONTACT WITH THE FAMILIES THEY WERE SENT TO HELP. SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR TEACHING PARENTS HOW TO LOVE.
Abstract: PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT HAS RESULTED IN THE WORK OF PARENT AIDES WHO SERVE AS A RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES THAT NEED ADDITIONAL HELP IN PARENTING. THE AIDES DISCUSS SOME QUALITIES USEFUL IN WORKING WITH FAMILIES INCLUDING PATIENCE, HONESTY, BUILDING ON THE MOTHER'S STRENGTHS, AND SHOWING PARENTS HOW TO DO A PARTICULAR TASK, RATHER THAN DOING IT FOR THEM. IN ADDITION, THE AIDES TEACH YOUNG MOTHERS TO CUDDLE AND HUG BABIES, RATHER THAN TO KEEP THEM AT ARM'S LENGTH, AND SHOW THEM HOW TO PROVIDE FIRM BUT LOVING DISCIPLINE. FEELINGS OF FAILURE AND DISCOURAGEMENT ARE DISCUSSED, AS WELL AS THE IMPORTANCE OF LETTING FAMILIES KNOW THE LIMITS OF PARENT-AIDE GIVING.
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child development; Child welfare; Neglectful parents; Parent education
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