ERIC Number: ED127764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Four Perspectives on the Status of Child Abuse and Neglect Research.
Friedman, Robert M.; And Others
The current status of child abuse and neglect research is reviewed from the four traditional perspectives of mental health, medicine, law, and social work. In the field of mental health, research methodology; characteristics of victims, perpetrators, families, and the situation; prediction; long-term effects; and theoretical approaches are covered. The role of both "traditional" and "less traditional" medicine is reviewed, including the role of nursing, physical effects, prevention, developmental effects, and the interface of medicine with other social and cultural issues relating to child abuse and neglect. The legal review covers criminal laws, reporting statutes, neglect statutes, jurisdiction, the relationship of law and other disciplines, and parents' and children's rights. The social work perspective provides a definition of neglect and discusses influences contributory to neglect, early warning signals, and sequelae. Conclusions and recommendations for future research are given for each of the four fields. (Author)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Court Litigation, Definitions, Etiology, Exceptional Child Research, Legislation, Medical Services, Mental Health, Prediction, Research Methodology, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Work
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 250 852)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Herner and Co., Washington, DC.