ERIC Number: ED181653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Child Abuse and Neglect: The Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Workshop on Child Abuse.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Proceedings of a workshop on the need to establish a close working relationship between the medical, legal, and social work professions in the management of child abuse is presented. An introduction by Frank Beal is followed by welcoming remarks by Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp. Speeches by Elizabeth Davoren, Eli Newberger, and Vincent DeFrancis address the role of the protective services worker, the physician, and the lawyer respectively. A workshop on the legal aspects of child abuse and neglect led by Judge Gilfert Mihalich discusses such issues as time constraints and cooperation with other agencies. The medical aspects of child abuse and neglect are considered by Dr. Joan Adler and Dr. John Reinhart. Criteria for suspecting child abuse and reasons for failure of reporting from private offices as well as an outline of the procedures followed at one children's hospital are among subjects considered. The workshop on the social services aspects of child abuse and neglect, led by James Delsordo, focuses on the Bucks County Model for assessing and managing situations of child abuse. A list of the participants is included. (PHR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Lawyers, Legal Problems, Physicians, Responsibility, Role Perception, Social Workers, Workshops
Bureau of Public Education, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare, P.O. Box 2675, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Dept. of Public Welfare, Harrisburg.; Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
Note: Prepared in collaboration with the Young Lawyers Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association