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Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Practical Guide for Social Workers, by Dr. Kenneth Lau LCSW, Ms. Kathryn Krase JD LCSW, Mr. Richard H. Morse LMSW

"[A] 'must have' resource for practicing professionals and an invaluable teaching tool for social work students .This is precisely the book that mandated reporters seek to assist in the reporting process and understanding their legal obligations." --Keva M. Miller, PhD, LCSW - School of Social Work, Portland State University


Reporting Child Abuse: A Guide to Mandatory Requirements for School Personnel (Roadmaps to Success), by Dr. Karen L. Michaelis

Based on an analysis of American state reporting statutes, this book provides a general statement about child abuse reporting requirements. In so doing, it highlights areas that need to be considered by school personnel when reporting suspected child abuse.

Topics examined include: mandatory requirements to report child abuse and neglect; the required content of a child abuse report; school district responsibilities related to child abuse situations; and immunity provision for those reporting child abuse.


Child Abuse And Child Abusers: Protection and Prevention (Research Highlights in Social Work), by Lorraine Waterhouse

Based on a combination of research and practice, this book provides a current picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and professionals.


The Courage to Heal 4e: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse 20th Anniversary Edition, by Ellen Bass, Laura Davis

Help and encouragement to women who were sexually abused in childhood. Through moving first-person narratives, it illustrates how to come to terms with the past and work constructively towards the future. --Library Journal


Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician's Guide, by Lisa Ferentz

Like most Routledge psychology books, this is well-developed and excellent, with valuable information for the reader. Wounds of child abuse can heal and require special attention and insight. Compassionate persons, including professionals, can help in that process.


Page updated: March 10, 2015

Child Abuse Organizations and Bibliography


This page lists and describes organizations organizations
involved with child abuse.


Charles Loring Brace (1826-1890), founder of the Children's Aid Society


Children's Bureau: An agency within the Administration for Children and Families in the US Department of Health and Human Services. It provides grants to states and communities to operate a range of child welfare services including child protective services (child abuse and neglect) family preservation and support, foster care, adoption and independent living.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children: A nonprofit national organization for professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families. Disseminates of state-of-the-art practice in all professional disciplines related to child abuse and neglect.

Child Abuse Prevention Network: An organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Founded in July 1995, as an outreach project of the Family Life Development Center, Cornell University, and subsequently sponsored by LifeNET, Inc.

ECPAT International: A global network of organizations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
Provides services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children. DYFS- http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dyfs/index.html- State organization to ensure protection of child, investigate allegations of child abuse and place children in appropriate homes if they need to be removed from their biological parents.

RDTC-The Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center is one of the four state-designated centers for the evaluation and treatment of children who may have been the victims of physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse or neglect. The mission of the center is to provide a sensitive and caring setting for children and their families to receive professional and compassionate treatment.

The program is part of Beth Israel Medical Center. The staff consists of physicians, psychologists, social workers and support staff. The RDTC maintains a strong working relationship with DYFS, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, and Wynona House. The majority of the children are referred to through DYFS.
http://www.sbhcs.com/hospitals/childrens_hospital/pediatric_services/index.html

RDTC provides:
-Medical and psychological evaluations Services for the families of abused and neglected children.
-Medical and psychological follow-up care for children who have been hospitalized for abuse or been seen in the ER.
-Education and training to medical professionals, child protective workers, law enforcement, schools, and other community agencies.

* The Wynona House is an example of an organization in Essex County that is built around services for those involved with child abuse. It's mission is to promote the healing of victims of child abuse by providing a strong community response to investigation, prosecution, treatment and prevention of child abuse. This is accomplished by providing a safe, child-friendly environment for child abuse investigations and treatment; supporting a multi-disciplinary process to working with child abuse victims; and working with the community to develop and enhance services to child abuse victims and prevention programs.
http://wynonashouse.org/our_partners.html

* Safe Horizons, New York City,
www.safehorizons.org -Shelters for victims of abuse. Some of the directors of safe horizons have themselves been victims of child abuse as children.

Some organizations and resources involved with information on child abuse:

  • ChildStats.gov: National and state data on children and their families collected and published by various federal statistical agencies.

  • About.com - Child Abuse Legal Issues: Opinions, facts, and news items representing both sides of this controversial issue.
  • American Humane Association: Learn more about the link between violence to humans and animals and what you can do to help break the cycle of violence.

  • Child Abuse Statistics, Research, and Resources: Resources on child abuse, including statistics from the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia; recommended books and web sites for survivors and caregivers; discussions of the nature of child abuse statistics; and helpful tools for understanding how child abuse can lead to psychological harm.

  • National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information: Providing an array of products and services related to state laws pertaining to child abuse and neglect and related child welfare issues.

  • Children Now: Recognized for its expertise in media as a tool for change, Children Now designs its strategies to improve children's lives while at the same time helping America build a sustained commitment to putting children first.

  • Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology:
    aycnp.org
    Information on art's role in healing of child abuse, violence in children's movies and its connection with child abuse. Non-pharmaceutical management of mental health.
  • International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect: ISPCAN is an international child advocacy, rights of the child not for profit organization
  • National Data Archive: A U.S. child abuse and neglect data archive serving researchers performing secondary analysis with statistical software.
  • Other organizations in connection with child abuse:

  • Mothers of Lost Children: Organization for women who have lost custody of their children as a result of making child abuse allegations.
  • National Council on Crime and Delinquency & the Children's Research Center: A nonprofit organization promoting effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems. NCCD conducts research, promotes reform, and works to reduce crime and delinquency. Contains research findings, publications and internet resources on child victimization.
  • National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children: A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the administration of juvenile justice, research into the incidence, cause, and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

  • Child Abuse Effects - Identifies the four types of child abuse, including signs, effects and statistics for each. Details the impact on sexual abuse victims, profiles sex offenders, and provides a forum to write your own child abuse story.


    References for Child Abuse Pages


    1. Child Abuse, Edward F. Dolan, Jr. pub: Franklin Watts, NY 1980. page 26-28.

    2. Throw Away Kids www.pasadenaweekly.com 6/22/06.

    3. Training for New Foster Care Reviewers NAFCR/Equip & Federal Government 9/30/99 http://www.fccrb.utah.gov/pdf/Training/PT5.pdf

    4. Article from Darlene Barriere -certified child abuse and neglect facilitator Canadian Red Cross. http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Barriere1.html

    5. NACC- National Association of Counsel for Children- Denver Colorado http://www.naccchildlaw.org/childrenlaw/childmaltreatment.html

    6. The Psychology of Baseball: Inside the Mental Game of the Major League Player, by Mike Stadler; Gotham Books, New York,NY (2007) p.212

    7. Child abuse laws. www.about.com-child

    8. What Causes ADHD?, by Dr. Joel Nigg; Associate Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University; Guilford, NY, NY (2006).



    Additional articles:

    Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to taking action and generating evidence (brochure)
    Who (World Health Organization) www.who.int
    Dr. Alex Butchart

    Your Child's Health
    Barton D. Schmitt, M.D., F.A.A.P
    Bantam Book, NY, NY 1991

    Rethinking ADHD
    Dr. Ruth Neves
    (sections related to child abuse)


    Additional literature on child abuse:

    Federal Child Welfare Programs: From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (July, 2001).

    Administration on Children and Families Programs: A description of programs run by this agency, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (August, 2000).

    ABA Child Law Practice: Tips for representing teen clients and tips for caseworkers on testifying in court ( PDF: 1999)

    Preventing Child Sexual Abuse - No Bad Touch - Organization from India on Child Abuse Prevention

    Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect: Published by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this issue of The Future of Children provides abstracts to a number of articles related to the issues child abuse and neglect, child protective services, family centered services, foster care and kinship care and child welfare reform (Spring, 1998).

    Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect: National Academy Press Online book (1993).

    An Introduction to Child Abuse: The decades of the 70s and 80s saw child welfare agencies transformed from foster care agencies to protective service organizations whose resources were shifted from providing services to needy children and families to investigating and intervening in the increasing number of child abuse reports (undated). Child Maltreatment: Child maltreatment is the term used to describe child abuse and neglect and encompasses physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional abuse (National Association of Counsel for Children: undated).

    Child Neglect - A Guide For Intervention: National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Child Welfare Articles: A collection of articles on child welfare issues from www.ChildWelfare.com

    Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse: This guide arms law enforcement professionals with the information needed to ensure consistency in their investigation of child abuse.

    Representing A Child in Abuse and Neglect Cases: American Bar Association standards of practice for lawyers.

    Safe From the Start - Reducing Children's Exposure to Violence: Report from the California Attorney General's Office on strategies and best practices to reduce exposure of children to violence in homes and communities.

    Child Abuse.com: Prevention Through Education and Awareness


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