ERIC Number: ED132812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Child Abuse Intervention: Prescriptive Package.
Written from a criminal justice perspective, the report on child abuse intervention provides a model system that emphasizes prompt medical treatment for the child and due process for both parents and children. The authors recommend that court action take the form of a civil proceeding whenever possible. Part I provides a framework for the prescriptive package on child abuse intervention with chapters on what is known about child abuse; the strategy of the model system (including a review of the literature and an overview of problems in child welfare and the civil and criminal law process); the strategy of the model system (including the definition of child abuse, a hypothetical case study in the model system, and mandatory vs. permissive reporting); and model system development (including the "gatekeeper" and "guardianship" concepts and education and training for system development). Part 2, on the operation of the model system, has chapters on the following topics: the emergency intake, examination, and service process; the law enforcement role in handling suspected child abuse; the civil adjudication strategy and process; and accountability and performance monitoring. The final section is a framework and guide for child abuse decision making and includes a detailed comparison of existing and proposed model systems for handling child abuse intervention, a model decision making guide, and questions and answers on handling child abuse for justice system personnel. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Conceptual Schemes, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Intervention, Law Enforcement, Legal Responsibility, Medical Services, Models
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. Center for Community Resource Development.