ERIC Number: ED159838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Child Protection Laws - 1977. Report No. 106.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Child Abuse and Neglect Project.
The report catalogues the status of state legislation regarding the elements dealing with child abuse and neglect and analyzes the trends, issues, and problems of selected subject areas in which public policy may not yet be fully developed. Addressed are the following subject areas: reportable conditions (definition of abuse and neglect); persons required to make reports; penalties for failure to report; public education; central registry; guardian "ad litem" (person appointed by the court to represent an abused or neglected child in legal proceedings); child protection teams; evidentiary questions; and termination of parental rights. Appended are a table on state action on child abuse and neglect, a list of state reporting statutes, and a list of state statutes on termination of parental rights. (SBH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Legal Responsibility, Policy, Referral, State Legislation, Trend Analysis
Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Child Abuse and Neglect Project.
Note: For related information, see EC 100 113