ERIC Number: ED293072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Interagency Child Abuse Network Project. Final Report. September 1, 1985, through August 31, 1987.
This document reports on the 2-year Interagency Child Abuse Network (ICAN) Project which was funded by the Texas Department of Human Services to provide a model through which agencies (police, courts, and others) could develop a team approach to handling child abuse cases. Chapter 1 reviews the background and origin of the project. Chapter 2 states the project's goals and objectives, noting that the project was created to: (1) develop a network of agencies that could implement a team approach to handling child abuse cases; (2) facilitate an ongoing forum for interagency planning, cooperation, coordination, communication, and resolution of issues; and (3) develop written interagency procedures and protocols for reporting and responding to child abuse cases. Chapter 3 concentrates on first-year operations, including accomplishments and problem areas. Chapter 4 focuses on second-year operations. Chapter 5, Lessons Learned, concludes that the project was an effort worth making. It discusses pitfalls to avoid in implementing such a project and offers recommended approaches. Relevant materials are appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Human Services, Austin. Office of Strategic Management, Research, and Development.
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