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ERIC Number: EJ1100697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
We Cannot Walk Away: DEC's Position of Child Abuse, Neglect, and Trauma
Corr, Catherine
Young Exceptional Children, v19 n2 p45-48 Jun 2016
This article details two important reasons why supporting young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse and neglect and their families is the responsibility and obligation of the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC): (1) Although prevalent in their work, this population is overlooked; and (2) Somebody needs to do something. DEC has the unique responsibility, obligation, and opportunity to take the lead regarding encouraging research, policy, and practice related to supporting young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse and neglect. In September 2015, DEC formed a development team to begin working on a position statement focused on young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. The development team is comprised of individuals in the DEC community who expressed an interest in supporting young children with disabilities who have experienced abuse and neglect and their families (see Table 1, development team members). The position statement will be highlighted and distributed at the DEC 2016 conference in Louisville, Kentucky. While the DEC community currently does not have the solutions to child abuse, neglect, and trauma, this position statement takes a step forward in the problem solving process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A