ERIC Number: ED165938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment in Rural Communities: Two Approaches.
National Center for Child Advocacy (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
The two reports reprinted here address prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in rural areas through self-help programs. The larger report, that of the Appalachian Citizens for Children's Rights (ACCR) Project, describes project purposes: to develop a community development model for child abuse/neglect using resources already existing (human service professionals, agencies, and community citizens) in most of rural America and to demonstrate the model and develop self-help materials providing technical assistance for other communities. In addition to general information about child abuse and the rural setting, the report describes ACCR and deals with self-help groups, innovation and diffusion, and children's rights. Various human service systems are examined (social and health services, law/law enforcement, education, recreation, child care, self-help groups) and brief suggestions are made for developing a community project without a federal grant. The second, shorter report describes Operation Reach (involving five Wyoming communities) which placed a community organizer in each project area for two months to mobilize the community and help residents draft and implement a child abuse/neglect prevention program, and includes rationale, concepts, and a description of each program. It also contains recommendations, a budget breakdown, and comments on program adaptability. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Child Advocacy (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Treatment Programs; Wyoming
Note: This is a reprint of two separate documents: "A Rural Community Self-help Approach to the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect" produced by the Appalachian Citizens for Children's Rights and "Operation Reach--Wyoming People Reaching Out to help their Abused and Neglected Children" produced by the Wyoming Department of Health and Social Services, Cheyenne, Wyoming