ERIC Number: ED069359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Children at Risk: The Growing Problem of Child Abuse.
Day Care Council of New York, Inc., NY.
This booklet describes what people can do about child abuse, including the doctor, the hospital, those legally responsible to report suspected abuse, and the social agency. In New York City about 40 children per year die from maltreatment (1% of deaths of children under six years of age). Many parents of battered children were battered themselves. Outward symptoms indicate maltreatment by abusive parents. Day care programs can recognize and report suspicious incidents, prevent abuse, help rehabilitate families and educate the public. When a report is made, the Department of Social Services can close a case, resolve it without recourse to the courts, or gain protection of the State for the child. The doctor treats the child and retains him until the appropriate Family Court convenes. He is responsible for gathering the facts to be used in court proceedings. The court considers the facts, including the child's statements if he is old enough to talk, and makes the disposition of the case. It may suspend judgment, specify some particular form of conduct for the parents, or remove the child temporarily or permanently. A re-hearing may permit the return of the child to rehabilitated parents. The report concludes that a solution of this problem requires the full range of social, medical, psychiatric, legal and educational resources. (DJ)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Conference Reports, Early Experience, Family Environment, Infants, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Rehabilitation Counseling, Seminars, Social Problems, Welfare Services
Day Care Council of New York, Inc., 114 East 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10010 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Day Care Council of New York, Inc., NY.
Note: Paper presented at seminar sponsored by The Day Care Council of New York, Inc., January 1972