ERIC Number: ED305528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Treating Family Violence in a Pediatric Hospital: A Program of Training, Research, and Services.
White, Kathleen M.; And Others
This monograph describes a project developed at Children's Hospital of Boston as an innovative, exemplary program of training, research, and services for the treatment of family violence in a pediatric hospital, with a particular focus on child abuse and neglect. Chapter 1 explains why it is important to study the area of family violence, presenting the view that violence is a family problem and describing several forms of child abuse, including physical abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. Chapter 2 discusses conceptual and procedural challenges facing family violence service programs. Chapter 3 provides an overview of what is known about family violence, looking at the incidence and causes of family violence, research on pediatric social illness and sexual victimization, issues of defining and labeling, effects of maltreatment and sexual abuse on children, spouse abuse, effective interventions, limitations to research evidence, and service needs. Chapter 4 presents the Children's Hospital Program on Family Violence, describing the Trauma X team, the Family Development Study, the Family Advocacy Program, the Family Development Clinic, the development of a clinical training program, and inservice training. Chapter 5 looks at the model hospital-based training program on family violence, discussing the family violence seminar, the journal group, fellowship program, how to bridge research and practice, and issues in clinical training. Chapter 6 examines professional roles in the service and training program in family violence, and chapter 7 provides conclusions and recommendations. References are included. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Family Violence, Hospital Personnel, Hospitalized Children, Hospitals, Professional Training, Program Design, Sexual Abuse
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD. Antisocial and Violent Behavior Branch.