ERIC Number: ED393598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A New National Strategy for the Protection of Children. Fourth Report.
United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.
This report proposes a new national strategy to prevent child abuse and neglect. Four components of the proposed strategy are that it be: (1) comprehensive; (2) neighborhood-based; (3) child-centered; and (4) family-focused. Specific elements of the strategy include: (1) strengthening neighborhoods; (2) reorienting the delivery of human services; (3) improving the government's role in controlling child maltreatment; (4) reorienting societal values that contribute to child maltreatment; and (5) strengthening and broadening knowledge about child maltreatment. Section 1 of the report gives a brief overview of the proposed national strategy and the five elements of which it is comprised. Section 2 identifies conditions in American society which led to the current crisis, analyzes the response of the child protective system, and discusses the need for reform. Section 3 offers an in-depth discussion of the five elements of the proposed national strategy, and section 4 compares the proposed strategy with related recommendations from other groups and institutions. Section 5 presents five guiding principles to be followed in implementing the national strategy, and section 6 outlines the potential contribution of major sectors and institutions in society to such a strategy. The report offers 34 recommendations, which are presented at the end of relevant subsections in section 2, and are consolidated in the appendix, along with the proposed national child protection policy. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Community Role, Neighborhood Improvement, Prevention, Public Policy, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Services
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Protection; Family Advocacy; Family Development; Family Support; National Policy