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ERIC Number: ED177797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Prevention of Ill-Treatment of Children in the Netherlands.
The report discusses the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Netherlands. Two Dutch institutions concerned specifically with the prevention of child abuse are described: a network of special teams consisting of doctors, social workers, and administrators; and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Aspects of these organizations considered include records, after care, reports and referrals, and statistics. Also discussed are cooperation between these two oganizations, public interest in family and youth welfare in the Netherlands, medical services related to child abuse, and legal aspects. Child guidance centers, agencies for general and family guidance, and social psychiatric services are among the mental health/social work services cited as pertaining to child abuse. Also described is an experimental hostel for problem families in Amsterdam, which serves as a live in sociotherapeutic center. Several obstacles that make it difficult to render effective assistance in cases involving child abuse cases are reviewed including lack of knowledge and resistance to reporting cases. (DLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands