ERIC Number: ED250106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
It Shouldn't Hurt to Be a Child.
Cohn, Anne H.
This booklet provides basic information on child abuse and introduces the approach of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA) to abuse prevention. Child abuse is defined and child abusers are characterized. Subsequently, various preventive programs are very briefly described. These include support programs for new parents; parent education; early and regular child and family screening and treatment; child care opportunities; programs for abused children and young adults; life skills training for children and young adults; self-help groups and other neighborhood supports; family support services; community organization activities; and public information and education on child abuse. In conclusion, ways concerned persons can help are described. These include seeking help for one's own child abuse problems; helping a friend, neighbor, or relative; reporting suspected abuse; volunteering time; and making a donation. A brief sketch of the activities of the NCPCA is also included. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Intervention, Parent Education, Prevention, Social Support Groups, Volunteers
National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, 332 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60604.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago, IL.