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ERIC Number: ED474857
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 100
Abstractor: N/A
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A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice. Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series.
Goldman, Jill; Salus, Marsha K.; Wolcott, Deborah; Kennedy, Kristie Y.
Child abuse and neglect is a community concern. Each community has a legal and moral obligation to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, which includes responding effectively to child maltreatment. At the State and local levels, professionals assume various roles and responsibilities ranging from prevention, identification, and reporting of child maltreatment to intervention, assessment, and treatment. Child protective services (CPS) agencies, along with law enforcement, play a central role in receiving and investigating reports of child maltreatment. To protect children from harm, CPS also relies on community members to identify and report suspected cases of child maltreatment, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and psychological maltreatment. Many community professionals are involved in responding to child abuse and neglect and providing needed services. This manual provides an overview of the problem of child abuse and neglect and the prevention and intervention processes. It describes not only the activities involved in child protection, but also the roles and responsibilities of various community members in conducting these activities and working collaboratively. It is intended to provide the basic information that professionals and the public need to become involved in, and enhance, their communitys response to child maltreatment. Three appendixes present a glossary of terms, resource listings of selected national organizations concerned with child maltreatment, and state toll-free telephone numbers for reporting child abuse. (GCP)
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20447. Tel: 800-394-3366 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-385-3206; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community; Support Staff
Language: English
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