ERIC Number: ED217997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Treatment for Abused and Neglected Children. The User Manual Series.
Martin, Harold P.
This manual brings current knowledge about the needs of abused and neglected children together with practical ideas about what can be done to meet those needs. Designed primarily for use by child protective service (CPS) workers, the manual may also be used by other professionals dealing with child abuse and neglect. Chapter 1 briefly discusses abused and neglected children's needs for treatment, recommending that CPS workers acquire the ability to assess children's needs. Chapter 2 provides general guidelines for getting immediate medical evaluation for suspected cases of maltreatment, while chapter 3 alerts CPS workers to the likelihood that the abused or neglected child will need treatment for medical problems other than the obvious ones. Chapter 4 describes alternate possibilities for providing a safe place for the maltreated child to live. In chapters 5 and 6, approaches for treating developmental and psychological problems are discussed. Intervention in the home environment is discussed in chapter 7, while chapter 8 points out potential harmful effects of treatment. Contents of the manual are summarized in chapter 9, and tests used to assess development, speech, and language are appended. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Crisis Intervention, Foster Care, Home Management, Medical Evaluation, Parent Child Relationship, Psychotherapy, Residential Care, Screening Tests
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013 (Single copies free of charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kirschner (E.J.) and Associates, Washington, DC.