ERIC Number: ED101533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Nine Health-Based Programs in Child Abuse and Neglect.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.
Presented are reports of individual site visits and results of questionnaires describing nine child abuse and child neglect health-based programs located in Chicago, Denver, El Paso, Honolulu, Iowa City, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, and St. Paul. Included is information on funding, patient statistics, composition of teams, patient flow, cost of care, community resources, and treatment and rehabilitation services. Among similarities noted among programs are that all use a multidisciplinary approach, all offer medical and surgical care, and most have written guidelines for diagnosis and procedure. Also pointed out are areas of difference among programs such as in the pattern of intake sources, the role of nurses, and relationships with the legal profession. Summarized are overall impressions and conclusions of site visitors such as that a child abuse team cannot deal effectively with a community larger than half a million people and that major federal investments are needed in child abuse treatment and prevention. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Pediatrics, Evanston, IL.