ERIC Number: ED067592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Child Advocacy System: A Case Report.
Westman, Jack C.; Stiles, Christine L.
This report is a description of experiences in the state of Wisconsin over the past four years in laying the foundation for testing the feasibility of the child advocacy concept. This experience with statewide child advocacy planning identified a number of critical issues. There was found to be a general lack of awareness, misunderstanding, neglect of children's problems in addition to limited application of existing knowledge. In spite of these barriers, it was emphasized that the child advocacy concept has fundamental appeal when it can be divorced from particular interest groups or levels of government. It was discovered that the parents of unserved troubled children represent the most potent force for change. The public schools were also mentioned as a force in society having a stake in child advocacy planning. It was concluded that the child advocacy concept offers an instrument for bringing the voice of the dependent, inarticulate young into a society planned and managed by adults. (Author/BW)
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Note: Paper presented at the 1972 Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, April 5-8, Detroit, Michigan