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Title: Child Abuse and Neglect - Everyone's Problem
Author(s): S O'Brien
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 32
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc for Childhood Education International
Wheaton, MD 20902
National Institute of Justice/
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides basic information on child abuse: definition, incidence, types of abuse, the characteristics of child abusers, and preventative measures.
Abstract: Child abuse is defined as an act, committed by a parent or person caring for a child, which is not accidental and which harms or threatens to harm the child's physical or mental health. Child neglect refers to an act of ommission or the failure to provide for the child's basic needs and proper level of care with respect to food, clothing, shelter, hygiene, medical attention and supervision. In 1982, 929,000 abuse cases were reported in the United States. Preventative measures include knowledge of the State's child abuse law and reporting procedures and development of a support network. Long-term solutions are listed, and abusive parents can take to get help are included. Thirty-one information resources are provided.
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse prevention; Child abuse reporting; Child protection services
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