ERIC Number: ED499058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
What Is Child Abuse and Neglect?
US Department of Health and Human Services
Each State provides its own definitions of child abuse and neglect based on minimum standards set by Federal law. This fact sheet provides the answers to the following questions: (1) How is child abuse and neglect defined in Federal law?; and (2) What are the major types of child abuse and neglect? Additional resources are listed. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Federal Legislation, Child Neglect, Standards, Legal Responsibility, Child Welfare, Child Health, Parent Responsibility, Physical Health, Mental Health, Access to Education
US Department of Health and Human Services. 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Tel: 877-696-6775; Tel: 202-619-0257; Web site: http://www.hhs.gov/
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS/ACF), Washington, DC. Children's Bureau.