ERIC Number: ED195086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
[Child Abuse: 1979 Report].
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
As mandated by Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law (Act 124), the document presents the Department of Public Welfare's 1979 report on child abuse. Following an introductory section is a brief section on the nature and scope of the problem. Section III outlines the past year's activities of the Department of Public Welfare's Office of Children and Youth, Childline and Abuse Registry, regional offices, and the public education program. A fourth section focuses on the establishment of services available through Child Protective Services. Results of a survey regarding attitudes toward Act 124 is noted to reveal that the two services which seem to be the most difficult to implement are parenting education and self help groups. Section V presents funding data, while Section VI offers recommendations to the act to strengthen services to children and parents and lists results of program evaluation along with recommendations. Section VII includes articles with the following titles and authors: "The Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect from a Federal Perspective" (G. Koch); "Child Abuse-Neglect Resource Center" (J. Crumbley); "Philadelphia County Parent Action Network" (W. Fickling); "Erie County Voluntary Intervention and Treatment Program" (D. Bartlett); and "Parents Anonymous of Pennsylvania" (J. Diederich). A final section cites statistical data on reporting of suspected child abuse, completion of investigations, results of investigations, age of children abused, injuries sustained due to abuse, deaths attributed to abuse, protective custody, and repeated abuse. Appended are Office of Children and Youth forms, directories of Regional Offices and County Children and Youth Agencies, a list of Parents Anonymous Chapters in Pennsylvania, a list of speakers and trainers in Pennsylvania, a selected bibliography, and information on films relating to child abuse. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.