ERIC Number: ED419313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities: Report and Recommendations [of the] National Symposium on Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilities (November 1994).
Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Beach Center on Families and Disability.; Erikson Inst. for Advanced Study in Child Development, Chicago, IL.
This report presents recommendations and outcomes of a November 1994 invitational symposium on abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. Individual sections provide a summary of the recommendations resulting from the symposium, the symposium's purposes, a list of participants and cosponsors, the meeting's charges and concerns, definitions, a statement of the extent and nature of the problem, and a listing of work groups. The 17 recommendations are organized into seven issues: (1) awareness (promote awareness within and by existing organizations and service systems); (2) prevention (provide universal prevention efforts through public health initiatives); (3) collaboration (collaborate across all professions to increase service effectiveness); (4) training (train professionals on the multiple issues regarding children with disabilities who have been abused and neglected); (5) families (increase the capacity of families to withstand stressors contributing to the abuse and neglect of children); (6) children (listen to and respect the informed preferences and priorities of children); and (7) policy (adopt a uniform child protection statute). (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Children, Cooperative Programs, Disabilities, Family Problems, Guidelines, Integrated Services, Intervention, Needs Assessment, Prevention, Public Policy, Public Support
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013-1182; toll-free telephone: 800-FYI-3366.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Beach Center on Families and Disability.; Erikson Inst. for Advanced Study in Child Development, Chicago, IL.