ERIC Number: ED209853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Child Abuse and Neglect.
International Children's Centre, Paris (France).
A series of four documents address the definition and identification of child abuse and neglect. In the first, which is designed for professionals, a historical review is followed by discussion of clinical and social evidence of abuse. Resources for managing child abuse are described, and personnel functions are outlined. The second document, intended for nurses, midwives, social workers, teachers, and parents, defines child abuse and discusses indications for traumatic and nontraumatic pathology. Characteristics of parents and children at risk are outlined. Examples of intervention and prevention are described. The final document, designed for policy makers, charts physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect, considers characteristics of neglectful and abusive parents, and addresses effective treatment and prevention approaches. Among six policy needs are for an agreed upon definition and for a system of reporting suspected abuse and neglect. The final document addresses the role of the mass media specialist in increasing public awareness of child abuse and neglect. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Children's Centre, Paris (France).
Note: This document was prepared within the frame of the I.C.C.-H/HS (Washington). The document is a part of the Development of Information on Early Childhood. Also available in French and Spanish.