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ERIC Number: ED100086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Is Child Advocacy for Children?
Friesen, Barbara; And Others
Assessed is the functioning of the Metropolitan Child Advocacy Committee established by the Oregon State Children's Services Division to provide evaluative and arbitrative services for children who did not fit easily into the normal social service framework. Case studies of two disturbed children whose cases came before the committee are presented. Conclusions such as the following are said to be supported by the committee's experiences: (1) when 'no decline' options are enforced and backed by proper legal and fiscal sanctions, some vicious destructive discontinuities in child placement can be avoided; (2) system and institutional goals are often in conflict with those of implementing the least detrimental course for the child; and (3) unless the child is a party (usually through an attorney) to proceedings which involve him, his best interests may not be served. (GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon