Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A New National Strategy for the Protection of Children
U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect (HHS), Washington, DC.
Published: September 1993
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This report proposes a comprehensive national strategy on child abuse and neglect prevention. Section 1 reviews the national strategy proposed by the U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect and identifies the elements of which the strategy is comprised, including strengthening neighborhoods, reorienting the delivery of human services, improving the role of government in addressing child maltreatment, reorienting social values that may contribute to child maltreatment, and strengthening and broadening knowledge about child maltreatment. Section 2 describes conditions in American society that have led to the current crisis in child protection and examines the inadequacy of the current strategy for addressing child maltreatment. Section 3 outlines the general characteristics of the new national strategy and details the 5 elements of the strategy. Section 4 compares the Board's proposed strategy with other reform efforts. Section 5 presents 5 general principles to guide the implementation of the new national strategy. Section 6 discusses the contribution of various sectors and institutions in the implementation of the new national strategy. Section 7 comments on the creation of caring communities. Appendices present Board recommendations and proposed national child protection policy, provide executive summaries of 6 papers commissioned by the Board, list Board members, outline recommendations presented in the 1990 and 1991 Board reports, and present excerpts from the 1992 Board report. Numerous references.
child protection; intervention strategies; service delivery; community role; government role; social values; policy formation; prevention