ERIC Number: ED234890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Child Abuse to the Workplace: Employer-Based Strategies for Prevention. Prevention Focus Working Paper No. 4.
This background paper examines the relationship between child abuse and the workplace and discusses employer-based strategies that can reduce the stress levels of working parents and provide a buffer against problems of child abuse and neglect. Part 1, "Child Abuse and the World of Work," discusses the kinds of stress experienced by working parents, work as a deterrent to child abuse, neglect and latchkey children, and job stress and family violence. Also discussed are heavy work demands and absent fathers, and childbirth and the working parent. Part 2, "Preventive Strategies in the Workplace," briefly describes workplace-related interventions such as employer-supported day care, flexible worktime options, and employee assistance programs. Educational programs and support networks for parents are also described. Concluding remarks assert that workplace supports for employed parents are both feasible and necessary. (RH)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Employer Supported Day Care, Family Problems, Flexible Working Hours, Prevention, Stress Variables, Unemployment, Work Environment
National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, 332 South Michigan, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60604 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Family Violence; Latchkey Children