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abuse and neglect abuse or neglect abused child abused children adoption agency amended AREEN attorney battered child syndrome battering parent believe best interests bill BRIAN FRASER CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY Center central registry Chairman child abuse teams child neglect child welfare Children's Hospital Columbia Code Committee concerned coordinate Corporation Counsel criminal custody Department of Human Director District of Columbia doctors foster care foster homes going guardian ad litem hearings HEISER HOGAN Human Resources identify investigation involved legislation loco parentis MAZZOLI ment Metropolitan Police force neglect and abuse neglected children person personnel petition physical physician placement Prevention and Treatment Prevention of Child programs protective services unit psychiatric psychiatrist reporting law responsibility ROMANO L Section siblings Social Services social workers STARK Superior Court termination of parental testimony tion UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA YELDELL Youth Division
Page 52 - of a recognized church or religious denomination by a duly accredited practitioner,'' is both politically wise and expedient. But I suggest to you that this is not necessarily in the best interests of the child. I suggest that a ruptured abdominal organ or a fractured skull may have a lethal outcome if appropriate medical intervention is withheld.
Page 14 - SEC. 302. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or any rule of law, nothing in this Act shall be construed as limiting the authority of the District of Columbia Council to enact any act or resolution, after January 2, 1975, pursuant to the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act with respect to any matter covered by this Act.
Page 149 - District. Such a unit could be identified as a Child Protection Agency, a District Office of Child Development or a District of Columbia Children's Bureau modeled after the Office of Child Development in the Department of Health. Education, and Welfare but being a potent force for children rather than the relatively impotency that characterizes the present OCD and Children's Bureau
Page 22 - effectively relieve the problems of abuse and neglect. Dr. Henry Kempe, director of the National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect in Denver, has dealt extensively in both the investigation and the treatment of abuse and neglect. He has found that parental abusive action is very strongly correlated with their own childhood experiences of abuse or neglect.
Page 5 - SEC. 203. Any person, hospital, or institution participating in good faith in the making of a report pursuant to this title shall have immunity from liability, civil or criminal, that might otherwise be incurred or imposed with respect to the making of such report. Any such participant shall have the same immunity with respect to participation In any judicial proceeding involving such report.
Page 21 - willingness to relinquish the reins, which is so uncommon around this institution, has been a great benefit to the District of Columbia and to the members of this committee. I, too, have prepared testimony that I would like to submit for inclusion in the record at this point. Mr.
Page 127 - I will, without objection, make a part of the record some statements that we have received from The Travelers Aid Society, Family and Child Services. Children's Defense Fund of the Washington Research Project, the Child Welfare League of America, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, DC Chapter. [The documents follow :] JOINT STATEMENT OF DENNIS M.
Page 4 - brought to him or coming before him for examination, care, or treatment has had physical injury or sexual abuses inflicted upon him other than by accidental means, or is neglected as defined in section 2301(9) of title 16 of the District of Columbia Code, shall report such injury or harm to a member or officer of a specially designated and trained
Page 102 - CHILDREN, INC. Ms. RILEY. Mr. Chairman, I am Anne Riley, and I am President of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. I am also a Master of Social Work. Mr. Chairman, on behalf of our chapter, which represents nearly
Page 4 - CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT SEC. 201. Notwithstanding section 307 of title 14 of the District of Columbia Code, any medical personnel and certain persons in child care in the District of Columbia, including persons licensed under the Hearing Arts Practice Act, District of Columbia, 1928, having reasonable cause to believe that a child under the age of