ERIC Number: ED263706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Inter-Ministry Child Abuse Handbook: A Coordinated Approach for Professionals Dealing with Child Abuse in British Columbia. Revised Edition.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; British Columbia Dept. of Health, Vancouver.; British Columbia Dept. of Human Resources, Victoria.
The handbook details British Columbia's policies and systems to coordinate services for child abuse. The initial chapter presents an overview of the issue, focusing primarily on child abuse and the law, and considers such aspects as obligation to report and confidentiality. The remainder of the handbook specifies responsibilities and procedures for four governmental agencies: The Ministry of Human Resources (sexual abuse within and outside the home, physical abuse within and outside the home, and mandates and definitions); the Ministry of Attorney General (role of the justice system, policies, crown counsel, corrections, and the court system); the Ministry of Health (role of health professionals and of physicians in incidents of physical and sexual abuse); and the Ministry of Education (indications of possible abuse and neglect, the role of educators, reporting responsibilities). Included in appended materials are guidelines for investigative interviewing of child victims of sexual abuse and signals of possible abuse. (CL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Government Role, Health Services, Intervention, Sexual Abuse
Queen's Printer, Parliament Building, Victoria, B.C., Canada V8V 4R6.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; British Columbia Dept. of Health, Vancouver.; British Columbia Dept. of Human Resources, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada