ERIC Number: ED209856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The User Manual Series.
Lauer, James W.; And Others
The manual delineates the roles of the mental health professional in identification, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. Chapters cover the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): nature of child abuse and neglect (definitions, extent, and causes); reasons for involvement by mental health professionals (mental health and community, legal, and ethical issues); reporting child abuse and neglect (state laws and difficulties encountered); assessment and treatment planning (assessment of parents, assessment of children, and the evaluation report); treatment (treatment goals, treatment alternatives, and treatment for parents); the mental health professional's involvement with the courts (the role of the courts and testimony); support of the child protection system (development of agency capabilities, development of an interagency network, and community coordination); and prevention (mental health based programs, mental health-community programs, and public awareness programs). Appended are federal standards applicable to the role of the mental health professional and a sample qualified service organization agreement. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Court Litigation, Definitions, Etiology, Incidence, Intervention, Mental Health, Prevention, Professional Personnel, Referral, Standards, Therapy
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner (E.J.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see EC 140 373.