ERIC Number: ED229195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Home Visit: How to Recognize the Forms and Indicators of Abuse and Neglect.
National Indian Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center, Tulsa, OK.
Consisting of five pages, the information sheet offers suggestions to follow when making a home visit in a suspected case of child abuse or neglect, lists the kinds of physical and behavioral forms and indicators of abuse and neglect to look for, and provides suggested responses to commonly made remarks and questions of the client during the home visit. Suggested ways of making a home visit in a suspected case of child abuse or neglect include: getting rid of any assumptions or prejudgements concerning the case; reviewing the role of the home visitor; resisting the temptation to be authoritarian, accusatory, or demeaning; composing oneself and one's thoughts; referring to interviewing approaches and techniques for securing information; not letting any personal value judgement or moralizations show on one's face or in one's behavior; inquiring if other members of the family are to be included in the interview; keeping cool, maintaining a sense of humor and perspective; not confronting anyone with facts from the report or with indicators one can see on the child; asking the clients for suggestions as to what they feel is necessary; and under no circumstances giving them information about who made the report. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Child Abuse and Neglect Resource Center, Tulsa, OK.