ERIC Number: ED116435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Diagnostic Process and Treatment Programs.
Helfer, Ray E.
Provided for physicians and nurses is information on the diagnostic process and treatment programs for abused and neglected children and their families. An overview of the diagnostic and treatment process is outlined and general principles, such as the importance of early diagnosis, are discussed. The remainder of the book focuses on four phases: the emergency room or office phase, the diagnostic assessment phase, the acute treatment phase, and the long term treatment phase. Topics covered include the members and functions of a hospital or community-based child protection team, factors involved in the child abuse or neglect pattern, the special problem of failure to thrive, and the role of the juvenile courts. Long term treatment guidelines focus on five stages of the World of Abnormal Rearing cycle including unrealistic expectations of children and missed childhood. (LS)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Exceptional Child Services, Guidelines, Health Personnel, Identification, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Medical Evaluation, Medical Services, Nursing, Physicians, Prevention
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 620-047-2125-31
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.