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ERIC Number: ED049826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 134
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Child Abuse Legislation in the 1970's.
De Francis, Vincent
This document is a study of existing child abuse reporting legislation. It reflects law changes over the last five years, records the status of the law in each of the states and territories, notes novel approaches, discusses problem areas, and challenges some existing concepts. The monograph provides guidelines for communities seeking to modify their laws by presenting under this cover selected portions of existing state laws chosen as most representative of current trends. Data for this publication was collected through response to questionnaires sent to the State Department of Welfare in each state. The report recognizes that among the trends in this area are: (1) a growing number of professionals required by law to report abuse cases, and (2) a move away from a crime-and-punishment approach to a philosophy of legislation designed to protect the child and improve parental responsibility. (Author/AJ)
The American Humane Association, Children's Division, P.O. Box 1266, Denver, Colorado 80201 ($1.50)
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