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ERIC Number: ED298391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the Congress: Joining Together To Fight Child Abuse.
National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
This report concerns the coordination of goals, objectives, and activities of agencies which have responsibilities for programs and activities related to child abuse and neglect, as required by P.L. 93-247, as amended. It describes some of the combined efforts of federal agencies and other organizations for the calendar years 1983 and 1984 and highlights some activities which were underway in 1985. A summary of highlights of the report is given. The introduction to the report provides an overview of the problem of child abuse in the United States, looking at definitions of abuse and neglect and presenting characteristics of reported cases. The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and the Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect are described as two mechanisms for coordination of child maltreatment prevention efforts. Major activities in the area of interagency coordination and other federal efforts are briefly reviewed. Federal efforts to encourage state and local coordination are also described. A look at fiscal year 1985 activities considers the issues of the medical treatment of disabled infants and guidance to states to prevent child abuse in day care facilities. The appendices list Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect memberships for 1983-1984 and for 1985, and state liaison officers for child abuse and neglect. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Community Programs, Coordination, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Government Role, State Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.