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Child Abuse and Neglect: Critical First Steps in Response to a National Emergency: The Report of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect: Critical First Steps in Response to a National Emergency: The Report of... Abstract In June 1990, the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect presented its first report to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Congress. The board had studied the status of the child protection system (broadly defined as the system, not just the child protective services (CPS) agencies involved in the multidisciplinary recognition, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect). The board was established under provisions of public law 100-294, and the 1988 Amendments to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. The mission of the board is to evaluate the nation's efforts to accomplish the purposes of the Act and to make recommendations on ways in which those efforts can be improved. The board concluded that child abuse and neglect in the United States now represents a national emergency. This conclusion is based on three findings: (1) each year, hundreds of thousands References 1. Kempe CH, Helfer RE, eds. Helping the Battered Child and His Family . Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1972. 2. Gray JD, Cutler CA, Dean JG, Kempe CH. Prediction and prevention of child abuse and neglect . J Soc Issues . 1984; 35:127.Crossref 3. Olds D, Chamberlin R, Henderson C. The prevention of child abuse and neglect: a randomized trial of nurse home visitation . Pediatrics . 1986;78:65. 4. Helfer RE. A review of the literature on the prevention of child abuse and neglect . Child Abuse Negl . 1982;251:6 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Child Abuse and Neglect: Critical First Steps in Response to a National Emergency: The Report of the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160050039008
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Abstract

Abstract In June 1990, the US Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect presented its first report to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and Congress. The board had studied the status of the child protection system (broadly defined as the system, not just the child protective services (CPS) agencies involved in the multidisciplinary recognition, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse and neglect). The board was established under provisions of public law 100-294, and the 1988 Amendments to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. The mission of the board is to evaluate the nation's efforts to accomplish the purposes of the Act and to make recommendations on ways in which those efforts can be improved. The board concluded that child abuse and neglect in the United States now represents a national emergency. This conclusion is based on three findings: (1) each year, hundreds of thousands References 1. Kempe CH, Helfer RE, eds. Helping the Battered Child and His Family . Philadelphia, Pa: JB Lippincott; 1972. 2. Gray JD, Cutler CA, Dean JG, Kempe CH. Prediction and prevention of child abuse and neglect . J Soc Issues . 1984; 35:127.Crossref 3. Olds D, Chamberlin R, Henderson C. The prevention of child abuse and neglect: a randomized trial of nurse home visitation . Pediatrics . 1986;78:65. 4. Helfer RE. A review of the literature on the prevention of child abuse and neglect . Child Abuse Negl . 1982;251:6

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1991

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