ERIC Number: ED231548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
What Have We Learned about Preventing Child Abuse? An Overview of the "Community and Minority Group Action to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect" Program. Prevention Focus Working Paper No. 009.
Results from the evaluation of 11 demonstration programs designed to prevent child abuse are summarized in this working paper. The programs were of three types: perinatal programs; community-wide education, information, and referral projects; and culturally relevant parent education efforts. The four perinatal programs focused on extended mother/infant contact, participatory birth experience, postpartum education and support activities for the mother, and perinatal support to provide parents with coping skills and to reduce their isolation. The two culture-specific parent education programs addressed unique parenting problems of Hispanics and highlighted parenting issues of relevance to recently arrived Asian immigrants (Japanese, Samoan, Filipino, and Vietnamese). Aimed at the public in general, two demonstration programs promoted public awareness and education through live drama and videotaped dramatic presentations. The remaining three community-focused programs sought to provide parent and family education along with courses on childrearing skills, strengthen informal helping networks, and use media to educate the public about family support resources. These last three demonstration programs served unique communities: the largely rural island community of northwest Washington state; the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana; and the three most impoverished black census tracts in Atlanta, Georgia. (RH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Attachment Behavior, Blacks, Child Abuse, Community Control, Community Education, Cultural Awareness, Demonstration Programs, Dramatics, Educational Media, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Information Services, Parent Education, Perinatal Influences, Prevention, Program Evaluation, Referral, Rural Family
National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, 332 South Michigan, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60604 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago, IL.