ERIC Number: ED355731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: A Basic Manual. [Revised and Expanded.] The User Manual Series.
DePanfilis, Diane; Salus, Marsha K.
This manual provides the foundation for a series of manuals on child abuse and neglect, and addresses community prevention, identification, and treatment efforts. It is intended to be used by all professionals involved in child protection: child protective services, law enforcement, education, mental health, legal services, health care, and early childhood professionals. The manual provides an overview of the philosophical tenets on which child protection is based; defines child abuse and neglect in legal and operational terms; provides an overview of the nature, extent, causes, and effects of child maltreatment; describes the Federal, State, and local responsibilities in child protection; describes the importance of and strategies for enhancing community collaboration and coordination; provides an overview of the child protection system; and examines the roles of the court, community agencies, and professionals in the prevention, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The manual concludes with a glossary, 70 reference notes, a bibliography of approximately 60 items, and a list of 24 organizations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs, Community Services, Court Role, Definitions, Etiology, Government Role, Identification, Intervention, Legal Responsibility, Philosophy, Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Staff Role
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Circle, Inc., McLean, VA.