ERIC Number: ED134579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Trends in Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Statutes. Report No. 95 from the ECS Child Abuse Project.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
This handbook describes the steps that have been taken to control child abuse. Seven areas of this problem are covered: (1) reportable conditions: abuse and neglect defined; (2) persons required to make reports; (3) penalties for failure to report; (4) public education; (5) guardian ad litem (an attorney appointed by the court to represent an abused child in legal proceedings); (6) central registry; (7) child protection teams. Appendix A lists action on child abuse and neglect taken by every state and the District of Columbia. Appendix B lists the reporting statutes of every state, the specific citation of the statute, and when it was last amended. (JD)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Family Problems, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Responsibility, Public Policy, State Legislation
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.