ERIC Number: ED225752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Tough Times: Community Coordination and Development in Child Protective Services in a Rurban Area.
Deaton, Bob; Morgan, Dan
The origins and development of the Missoula Council for Child Protection and Family Support are traced during its first 9 months as a community group focusing upon projects and issues to alleviate child abuse and neglect. The approach used is described as a mixture of rural community development and planning. Among projects listed as completed thus far are: public service announcements (television announcements, radio script, posters, and a toll-free number for specific details); resource library; Parents Anonymous (a local P.A. chapter was formed and a state coordinator selected through the Council's efforts); child sexual abuse dolls kit (two sets of anatomically correct dolls were purchased for treatment and diagnosis of young victims); and a community-wide survey of services to children and families was completed. This survey elicited information about the range of services, unmet needs, and priorities for services; 53 different programs for families and children were identified. Council priorities for planning and action resulting from the survey are listed as community education, education in the schools, self-help groups, developing new programs, and continued inter-agency coordination. The Council's major problem is seen as the limited amount of time and energy available to do needed projects, fund-raising, and organizational activities. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consciousness Raising; Missoula Council Child Protect Family Support MT; Montana (Missoula); Rurban Areas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Institute on Social Work in Rural Areas (7th, Dubuque, IA, July 25, 1982).