ERIC Number: ED101498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
National Conference on Child Abuse: A Summary Report.
Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.
Presented are key addresses and workshop summaries of the National Conference on Child Abuse (1973). Stressed by key speakers was the need for a coordinated, multidisciplinary effort at federal, state, and local levels in the areas of prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Considered in the workshop summaries were five major problem areas: identification, legislation, prevention and rehabilitation, education, and research. Recommendations by conference participants included improved health care for infants and preschool children, establishment of a National Center on Child Abuse to coordinate and disseminate information and to report on model laws; rehabilitation services (such as crisis intervention, job placement, and parent education) for the entire family unit; and family and community education with regard to prevention, casefinding, and nonpunitive therapeutic intervention. Discussed in a closing session were the issues of the social aspects of child abuse; research, evaluation, and clinical support functions of the proposed National Center; and the need to respect anonymity in order to obtain full cooperation from child-abusing parents who seek professional help. Names and addresses of conference participants are listed. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.