ERIC Number: ED341220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Let's Prevent Abuse: A Prevention Handbook for Early Childhood Professionals and Families with Young Children, with Special Emphasis on the Needs of Children with Disabilities.
Jones, Deb; Martinson, Sue Ann, Ed.
This handbook on preventing child abuse is intended to help families with young children, especially young children who have or are at risk for disabilities, and to help people working with such families. After an introductory section which presents basic definitions, the first chapter presents highlights of the Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments of 1986, especially Part H (Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Handicaps) and Part B (the Preschool Grants Program). The next chapter defines child maltreatment and identifies risk factors, including increased risk for a child with disabilities. The third chapter outlines normal child development and indicators of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Discussed in the fourth chapter is how to talk to a young child when abuse is suspected (especially sexual abuse) and requirements for reporting maltreatment. Prevention of child maltreatment is considered next including primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies and child abuse prevention checklists. An additional chapter examines effects of parental substance abuse on infants and includes discussion and resources concerning Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, effects of cocaine and crack on children, and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. An extensive resource list includes hotlines, resources for teaching young children about abuse, and additional resources for professionals and families. (DB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Neglect, Cocaine, Crack, Definitions, Disabilities, Drug Abuse, Educational Resources, Federal Legislation, Infants, Intervention, Prenatal Influences, Preschool Education, Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Toddlers, Young Children
PACER Center, 4826 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417-1055 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting; Education of the Handicapped Act Amendments 1986; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome