Child abuse legislation and increased public scrutiny have made child abuse the mainfocus of child welfare agencies.
As a criminal act, severe child abuse should be dealt with by the criminal justice system to protect both endangered children and the rights of accused parents.
Thus relieved of excessive demands, child welfare agencies could refocus on treatment and services to economically disadvantaged clients.
A framework for intervention in allegations of child abuse is proposed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Enfant maltraité, Victimologie, Législation, Aspect juridique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé mentale, Prévention, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Child abuse, Victimology, Legislation, Legal aspect, United States, North America, America, Mental health, Prevention, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0021611
Code Inist : 002B18H05C. Création : 199406.