ERIC Number: ED126645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Child Maltreatment in the United States: A Cry for Help and Organizational Response.
Nagi, Saad Z.
Reported are the research results from a national child maltreatment study planned around three aspects--intensive interviews with individuals in the field, a survey of organizations and programs related to child abuse and neglect, and the formulation of recommendations for policy and program planning. Covered in Chapter 1 are the background and scope of the work, methodological approaches, attributes of respondents, and the interview situation. Reviewed in Chapter 2 are the rights of children and the role of the state, the status of knowledge and technology in the field, incompatibilities between punitive and therapeutic approaches, conflicts within professional roles, and the protection of organizational and professional domains. The third chapter on the magnitude of the problem and epidemiological patterns provides estimated child abuse incidence statistics. The presentation of findings on the structure and performance of programs concerned with child abuse and neglect is organized in Chapter 4 around the following functional categories: identification and reporting, response to reporting, availability and provision of services, legal intervention and the problems of custody and placement, decision-making, and the coordination of programs. Summarized in the final chapter are goals for child maltreatment programs considered in planning the study, evaluative statements based on study findings, and recommendations for future programing. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Mershon Center.
Note: For the appendix, see EC 090 562