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NCJ Number: 75768 Find in a Library
Title: Who's Watching the Children? - A Social Worker's Testimony
Corporate Author: Case Western Reserve University
School of Applied Social Sciences
Media Assistant
United States of America
Project Director: C Simmons; E Hexter; E Jenkins
Date Published: 1980
Sponsoring Agency: Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 44106
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Grant Number: TE OH 8048; TE OH 9048
Sale Source: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Case Western Reserve University
School of Applied Social Sciences
Media Assistant
2035 Abington Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video cassette illustrates the roles and responsibilities of judges, lawyers, social workers and their supervisors, guardians ad litem, and parents through the presentation of one case history of child neglect.
Abstract: The increasing formality of juvenile court practices, without a concomitant increase in legal counsel with expertise in the area, require that child welfare workers sharpen their knowledge of legal issues. This training package for child welfare practitioners and students is designed to provide curriculum materials which focus on the interaction of the legal and social service systems in relation to child neglect. The preparation of a social worker for her first adjudicatory hearing highlights several essential factors. These include the importance of assessing a case to determine the need for court action, differentiating neglect and dependency filings, defining rules of evidence, and selecting witnesses. In addition, tips on courtroom behavior are explained, including the desirability of answering questions directly with no hesitation and tactics for cross-examination. Besides the video cassette, the learning package contains a manual (see NCJ 75769) and a book of readings (see NCJ 75770).
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing parents; Attorney ad litem; Audiovisual aids; Child abuse reporting statutes; Child abuse situation remedies; Child protection services; Expert witnesses; Family counseling; Foster homes; Instructional aids; Juvenile courts; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Legal doctrines; Parental rights; Rights of minors; Social service agencies; Social workers; Testimony
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. Color, 3/4 inch video cassette, running time of 51 minutes. For manual to accompany cassette, see NCJ 75769. Rental is available.
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