ERIC Number: ED258400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Public Attention and Concern about Sexual Abuse in Child Care.
Two types of response are needed to deal with growing public concerns about the dangers of sexual abuse of children in child care. First, sound and reasonable advice to parents should focus on the comparative statistical safety of child care, clues from children about the possibilities of abuse, the importance of parent monitoring of child care, reporting procedures, and observation of child care staff. Secondly, public policy efforts should attempt to turn public concern to constructive long-term policy decisions. Such directions include impoved resources, better procedures for dealing with complaints, public information, and changes in regulations, such as state licensing improvements and more effective criminal record checks for day care providers and staff. (CL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Care Action Campaign, New York, NY.