ERIC Number: ED392557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect: Critical First Steps in Response to a National Emergency.
United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.
The need for a national strategy on child abuse and neglect has reached crisis proportions. This report declares child abuse and neglect a national emergency and presents the key elements of a national response to this crisis. Following an executive summary, the report is divided into three parts. Part 1, "The Need for a National Strategy on Child Abuse and Neglect," presents the declaration of a national emergency, describes the activities of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, and delineates the Board's response to the emergency. Part 2 presents an overview of the problem of child abuse and neglect in America and the nation's public- and private-sector attempts to protect children from maltreatment, including discussions of: (1) the scope of the problem; (2) its complexity; (3) the relationship of child abuse and neglect to changes in family and community life; (4) the nature of the child protection system; (5) the crisis in that system; (6) the relationship of government to the crisis; and (7) a proposed program of reform. Section 3, "Recommendations for Change," presents the Board's recommendations organized into eight areas: recognizing the national emergency, providing leadership, coordinating efforts, generating knowledge, diffusing knowledge, increasing human resources, providing and improving programs, and planning for the future. Each part contains notes with numerous resources. Seven appendices contain information on the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect; membership of the National Child Abuse Coalition; and"Recommendations: First Report of the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect." (DR)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Coordination, Definitions, Ethnicity, Family Problems, Family (Sociological Unit), Foster Care, Government Role, Leadership, Planning, Poverty, Substance Abuse
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, DC 20401 (Stock No. 017-092-00104-5, $7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect, Washington, DC.