ERIC Number: ED260836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Preventing Sexual Abuse in Day Care Programs: National Program Inspection.
Zimlich, Norm; And Others
In October 1984, a national program inspection on preventing child sexual abuse in day care programs was begun. Program inspections are short-term studies designed to provide qualitative information and quantitative data for use by the Department of Health and Human Services as an additional source of information. Participants in this study, from 49 states and the District of Columbia, included state child protective staff and social workers, state licensing officials, city and county licensing officials, state criminal identification system directors, physicians, sexual assault therapists, child psychologists, district attorneys, police investigators, other experts in the field of child sexual abuse, day care providers, parents of children in day care, and special interest organizations. Brief statements of major findings; recommendations for education, research, and screening; and cost implications are followed by a background discussion of child sexual abuse and additional discussions of (1) Public Law 98-473 and the FBI criminal record system; (2) current screening practices in the states; (3) the potential scope of screening; (4) the potential cost of screening; (5) the effectiveness of screening; (6) and education for prevention. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Seattle, WA. Region 10.