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ERIC Number: ED433156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Tribal Authority for Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse: Rights and Responsibilities.
McGeshick, Patricia
Since 1987, the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes have been actively combating child abuse by implementing programs for prevention and treatment. This paper outlines the history of this effort and current programs and procedures for countering child abuse and neglect. Sections cover: (1) recognition of child abuse problems on the Fort Peck Reservation in the 1980s; (2) federal funding of a sexual abuse victims treatment program on the reservation in 1990; (3) the interagency agreement child protection team and its assessment and evaluation processes; (4) child protection helping agencies and the process for resolution of interagency conflict; (5) definitions of child abuse and neglect in the Fort Peck Tribes Comprehensive Code of Justice; (6) an informal process for referral of children at risk of abuse or neglect, aimed at family strengthening and preservation; (7) the formal process for court hearings and decisions; (8) four tribal prevention and treatment programs for families and children at risk (providing culturally relevant counseling and therapy to children and family members, legal advocacy, and preparation for court); and (9) the influence of welfare payments and public housing regulations on family behavior. (SV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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