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Title: Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children
Author(s): H P Martin
Corporate Author: Kirschner Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: Kirschner Associates, Inc
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Washington, DC 20013
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Contract Number: HEW-105-77-1050
Publication Number: DHEW (OHDS) 79-30199
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Ctr Child Abuse-Neglect
Clearinghouse Child Neglect Info
P.O. Box 1182
Washington, DC 20013
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Designed for use by child protective services (CPS) workers, the manual focuses on meeting the medical, emotional, environmental, developmental, and psychological needs of abused or neglected children.
Abstract: The manual directs CPS workers to the first need of abused or physically neglected children -- medical care for both immediate and suspected injuries and for other medical problems which may be found in abused children, such as inadequate immunization, hearing defects, infection, inadequate growth or nutrition, dental health problems, impaired vision, and congenital anomalies. The CPS worker is then instructed to attend to the second most important treatment for these children -- finding a safe place for them to live. Options which are discussed include leaving the child in the biological home with supervision from CPS workers, using homemaker services or parent aides, providing part-time alternate care, hospitalization, foster care, residential care, and adoption. A major emphasis of the manual is on treatment of the common developmental and psychological problems of abused or neglected children. Guidelines are provided for assessment and screening for such problems, and both general and specific treatments are explored. The manual also addresses the need to coordinate the treatment of abusive and neglectful parents with their childrens' treatment. Such treatment is seen as an indirect form of intervention for the child in that it is aimed at meeting specific needs of the parents so that they might then be able to change their parenting behavior. Finally, the harmful effects of therapeutic procedures on the abused or neglected child are considered, and guidelines are offered to minimize these effects. A list of tests used to assess development, speech, and language and about 30 references are appended. Footnotes and tables are also provided.
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Child abuse; Child development; Child protection services; Child welfare; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Medical and dental services; Social workers; Testing and measurement
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