ERIC Number: ED258081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-12
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse: What We Know about Prevention Strategies. Hearing before the Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.
This document contains testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine strategies for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Witnesses include the director of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, several representatives from Parents Anonymous, a psychiatric social worker who is also a coordinator of the Parents United program, several pediatricians who have dealt with child abuse cases, and a father who had molested his young daughter. The development and implementation of hotlines, new investigation procedures, treatment programs, and self-help groups are discussed and the role of the police and court systems in getting abusers and victims into treatment programs is examined. The philosophies and strategies used by various programs are described by representatives from those programs and the role of volunteers in the prevention of child abuse is discussed. The testimony of one pediatrician focuses on hospital-based child abuse programs and looks specifically at three programs at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Strategies used to prevent child abuse in the state of Florida are summarized by a pediatrician from that state. The need for more funds for prevention is emphasized. (NRB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Family Role, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship, Hearings, Parent Associations, Prevention, Self Help Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families.