ERIC Number: ED124308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect: The Problem and Its Management. Volume 2: The Roles and Responsibilities of Professionals.
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
This booklet, second in a three-volume series, presents discussions of the roles of some of the professionals and agencies involved in child abuse and neglect case management. Areas covered include working with abusive parents, child protective service agencies, physicians and hospitals, the police, teachers, and the schools. The first chapter concerns the role of "workers" (social workers, public health nurses, lay therapists), their responsibilities in relation to the families they are attempting to treat. The needs of the parents, who may have been maltreated during childhood, are emphasized. Chapter 2 describes the philosophy, organization, case management and staff of the Child Protective services program in Hennepin County, Minnesota. In Chapter 3, the role of the physician in diagnosing cases of suspected maltreatment is outlined. Also included are examination and reporting procedures for physicians and other medical professionals. Chapter 4 describes in detail the Abused and Battered Child Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Some examples of school committees and programs concerned with maltreatment are described in Chapter 5, along with guidelines for teachers. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Medical Services, Physicians, Police Action, Professional Services, Referral, Reports, School Involvement, School Role, Social Services, Social Workers, Teacher Role
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-092-00017-1, $1.90; 25% discount on orders of 100 or more copies sent to one address)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.