ERIC Number: ED471702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
CAPTA: Successes and Failures at Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session (August 2, 2001).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
These transcripts present testimony from the first hearing on the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), focusing on CAPTA's implementation and administration since its last reauthorization, and effective and ineffective practice in child abuse and neglect prevention. Opening statements were made by Representatives Peter Hoekstra and Tim Roemer. Testimony was heard from: (1) Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services, describing proposals for increasing funding to current programs and for funding new programs to strengthen fatherhood and marriage and to support maternity group homes; (2) a professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania, advocating additional training for caseworkers; (3) a research fellow from the Heritage Foundation, pointing out the need to maintain due process rights for accused parents; (4) a representative of the National Child Abuse Coalition, arguing that the government's role should shift toward prevention and focus on the child protection infrastructure, community prevention, and research and demonstration; and (5) a representative of a national child abuse and neglect prevention organization, highlighting the work of the organization and advocating language targeting child abuse and neglect prevention. Questions for witnesses included balancing the roles of government and parents, proposed reductions in research funding, the need for coordinated community planning, and a request for written information on effective prevention and treatment programs. Written statements of the chairman and some of the witnesses, articles on CAPTA submitted for the record, and position statements from national and regional organizations are appended. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Community Planning, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Hearings, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act