ERIC Number: ED166622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Child Abuse and Neglect Legal Handbook.
Talan, Teri N.; And Others
This handbook was written by the Child Advocate Association in an attempt to clarify the laws and legal procedures governing child abuse and neglect. While some of the legal material is technical and is included to provide practical assistance to attorneys, the bulk of the material is intended for social workers, police, and school and medical personnel who are striving to effect positive change in the lives of abused and neglected children and their families. The handbook focuses on the possibilities and limitations of the social and legal systems which deal with this problem. A review of major medical and nonmedical indicators of child abuse and neglect is offered. Appendices on the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, medical terminology, and example questions for a medical witness in a child abuse litigation case are provided. (Author/PK)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Court Litigation, Guides, Intervention, Juvenile Courts, Lawyers, Legal Aid, Parent Child Relationship, Physicians
Child Advocate Assoc., 4009 N. Lincoln Ave., No. 203, Chicago, Il, 60618 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Service Club, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Child Advocate Association, Chicago, IL.