ERIC Number: ED096559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect: Alternatives for State Legislation. Report No. 6 of the Early Childhood Task Force.
Fraser, Brian G.
Since 1970 the early childhood task force of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) has worked to encourage states to focus attention on the quality of the life of children. As the task force explored the subject of child abuse, it quickly realized the need for: (1) better state programs for the prevention, identification and treatment of child abuse; (2) more uniformity among state statutes relating to child abuse; and (3) more cooperation among states and among state agencies in exchanging appropriate information. To encourage states to focus attention on improved methods of reporting, preventing and treating child abuse, the task force asked Brian G. Fraser, staff attorney for the National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, to draft suggested legislation. This booklet is the work of Mr. Fraser, drawn from his experiences during 1972-73. It represents a synthesis of the best of existing state legislation, plus additional language designed to strengthen state capabilities in working to solve the problems of child abuse. For those wishing further information, a bibliography and notes on legal references are included. (Author)
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.