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ERIC Number: ED121416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 10
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Children's Rights: Countering the Opposition.
Starr, R. H., Jr.; And Others
The problems of enacting and implementing child advocacy laws at State and Federal levels are presented along with two cases which illustrate these problems and point to the advocacy role that psychologists can perform. The first case deals with the use of corporal punishment in family day care homes in Michigan. In 1974, rules against corporal punishment met strong opposition form many day care home mothers. This opposition led to modifications of the discipline rules and the State Department of Social Services (DSS) subsequently received protests that the language of the rules was now too permissive. The final version of the rules was a compromise between the first and second drafts. The second case reported deals with the difficulty of achieving implementation of enacted child advocacy laws and describes a child care center which (in spite of repeated protests) continued to violate many DSS licensing and fire hazard regulations. The center operator appealed the closing of her program; a review committee was set up to evaluate the validity of DSS claims, and the program is still in operation in open violation of state regulations. No judicial decision has yet been made. Implications of these two cases are discussed. (GO)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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