ERIC Number: ED368990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: A Resource and Planning Guide.
Berkan, William A.; Kadushin, Alfred
This book explains the interaction and integration of the two systems most involved in the prevention of child abuse and neglect: the educational system and the human services system. The guide also includes the roles of the legal system and of collateral agencies. This Wisconsin guide was written to accomplish four objectives: (1) to establish an understanding between school district staff and child protection agency staff; (2) to encourage a uniform implementation of the mandatory child abuse and neglect law that will enhance interagency cooperation; (3) for school districts to support the intervention of child protection agencies that are designed to strengthen families and avoid removal of children; and (4) to encourage school districts to expand school-based child abuse prevention efforts. There are seven major chapters plus appendices: (1) overview; (2) Wisconsin's Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect; (3) Development of a Prevention Program in the School; (4) Child Service Systems; (5) reporting Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect; (6) Sexual Abuse; (7) Special Issues and Questions; and (8) appendices. Each chapter includes an introduction to the problem or topic, a number of sub-chapters, and references where appropriate. (KM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Intervention, Planning, Program Guides
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179 (Bull. No. 94055).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.