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ERIC Number: ED191237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-29
Reference Count: 0
Increased Federal Efforts Needed to Better Identify, Treat, and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The report reviews progress and problems of states and localities in reporting, investigating, treating, and preventing child abuse and neglect. Six major recommendations focus on the role of the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, established within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to help states in identification, treatment, and prevention. Chapters are organized according to the following suggested activities for the Center: training personnel to identify and report child abuse as required by law; helping states improve the investigation of reports; helping states improve treatment (use of multidisciplinary teams, treatment plans for case management, central registers, legal assistance for child protection agencies); helping states develop prevention programs; and providing leadership by such actions as identifying and advocating successful approaches and programs. Among 10 appendixes is a list of demonstration project evaluations funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Identification, Intervention, Prevention, Program Effectiveness
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548 (single copy free); Requests for multiple copies should be sent with checks or money orders to: U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, P.O. Box 1020, Washington, DC 20013 ($1.00 per copy)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.