ERIC Number: ED181636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse: 1977 Report.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
The document presents the 1977 annual report on child abuse as required by Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law of 1975 (Act 124). Following an introductory section is a section summarizing Act 124, which is designed to facilitate the identification of and service provision to cases of child abuse. Section III outlines activities of the Bureau of Child Welfare, ChildLine and Abuse Registry, Regional Offices, and Public Education. A fourth section describes services available through the Child Protective Service: multidisciplinary teams, instruction in education for parenthood, self help groups, emergency services, protective and preventive social counseling, emergency medical services, and education and training of staff. Final sections address funding for the 1977 Child Abuse Program, recommendations for amendments to the Act to strengthen services to abused children and their parents, and a statistical analysis of the reports of suspected child abuse made to the Department of Public Welfare. Appended are Bureau of Child Welfare Forms and a list of Child Welfare agencies and state regional offices. (SBH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Social Services, State Agencies, State Legislation, State Programs, Statistical Data
Bureau of Public Education, DPW, 313 Health and Welfare Building, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania