ERIC Number: ED055647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Status of Child Protection--A National Dilemma.
De Francis, Vincent; Oviatt, Boyd
A 2-year study reports that one of the most neglected social agencies in the United States today is the Child Protective Services. This specialized area of child welfare is a program which seeks to prevent neglect, abuse and exploitation of children by "reaching out" with social services to stabilize family life. The service is usually initiated on a complaint or referral from sources outside the family. The agency demands special skills in staff and an approach which seeks out the neglecting family to extend services on behalf of children despite initial rejection or resistance by sometimes hostile or disturbed parents. Inadequacies of child protective services are inadequacies in size of staff, budget and time. A second paper in this document argues that public policy must provide for a system of state funding and supervision of protective services and that present methods of providing services must be critically examined. (MK)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Community Cooperation, Legislation, National Surveys, Needs, Professional Personnel, State Programs, Welfare Agencies
The American Humane Association, Children's Division, P.O. Box 1266, Denver, Colorado 80201 ($0.35)
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Authoring Institution: American Humane Association, Englewood, CO. Children's Div.
Note: Material in this pamphlet was presented to an associate group meeting sponsored by the American Humane Association held in San Francisco, California, May 28, 1968