ERIC Number: ED241126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Baseline Evaluation Procedure for Federal Standards on the Prevention, Identification and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. Volume I: Development, Field Testing and Recommended Procedure. Volume II: State of Washington Field Test.
Seaberg, James R.; And Others
The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect funded a project to develop and field-test an evaluation procedure that could be used by interested states or communities to determine the extent of congruity between (1) their provisions for responding to the problems of child abuse and neglect, and (2) provisions prescribed in the Federal Standards on the Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. Assuming the reader's familiarity with the 1976 federal standards, volume 1 of this evaluation report describes project objectives, methodology, and field-testing; presents a recommended Baseline Evaluation Procedure (BEP); and includes two papers elaborating evaluation issues emerging during the course of the research. Issue papers are entitled "Evaluation of Broad-Scale Service Networks" and "Problems of Estimating Service Accessibility." Also assuming familiarity with the standards, volume 2 presents results of a test application of the BEP in Washington State. Aspects of the standards pertaining to local areas were tested in three counties chosen to represent population variation from the largest to the smallest. For each of the 525 items of the standards, information on the following questions was sought: (1) Was the state of local provision consistent with the standards? (2) If not, in what way did it vary? (3) Were there plans to change current provisions? and (4) What problems would have to be dealt with successfully in order to accomplish the planned changes? The data are presented both in an evaluation summary format for each section of the standards and in their raw form. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHEW/OHD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Social Welfare Research.
Identifiers - Location: Washington