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ERIC Number: ED209856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Pages: 105
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Mental Health Professional in the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. The User Manual Series.
Lauer, James W.; And Others
The manual delineates the roles of the mental health professional in identification, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment. Chapters cover the following topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): nature of child abuse and neglect (definitions, extent, and causes); reasons for involvement by mental health professionals (mental health and community, legal, and ethical issues); reporting child abuse and neglect (state laws and difficulties encountered); assessment and treatment planning (assessment of parents, assessment of children, and the evaluation report); treatment (treatment goals, treatment alternatives, and treatment for parents); the mental health professional's involvement with the courts (the role of the courts and testimony); support of the child protection system (development of agency capabilities, development of an interagency network, and community coordination); and prevention (mental health based programs, mental health-community programs, and public awareness programs). Appended are federal standards applicable to the role of the mental health professional and a sample qualified service organization agreement. (DB)
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013 (single copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner (E.J.) and Associates, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see EC 140 373.