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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR, SOCIAL SERVICES,
AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 15779 and H.R. 15918

TO ESTABLISH AN AGENCY FOR THE PREVENTION OF
CHILD ABUSE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR, SOCIAL SERVICES, AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky, Chairman

DONALD M. FRASER, Minnesota
W. S. (BILL) STUCKEY, JR., Georgia
CHARLES B. RANGEL, New York
FORTNEY H. (PETE) STARK, California

GILBERT GUDE, Maryland HENRY P. SMITH III, New York ROBIN L. BEARD, Tennessee

KAREN E. FLEISCHER, Subcommittee Staff Consultant

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CONTENTS

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Steele, Barbara, MSW.

Fraser, Hon. Donald M..

Galdi, Ms. Martha, Representative, Community Task Force on Child Wel-
fare Reform___.

Law Center, Juvenile Justice Clinic: Georgetown University

Areen, Judy, Director_--

Mylniec, Wallace, Co-Director.

Government of the District of Columbia :

Gill, Vernon, General Counsel, Metropolitan Police Department__.
Huhn, Ms. Nan, Assistant Corporation Counsel.--

Yeldell, Joseph P., Director, Department of Human Resources--
Lunsford, William G., Director, Washington Office, Child Welfare League
of America....

National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Ne-

glect, Brian Fraser, staff attorney--

Riley, Ms. E. Anne, president, Metropolitan Washington Chapter, National

Association of Social Workers__

Stark, Hon. Fortney, H.-

Stein, Ms. Mary Ann, attorney, For Love of Children, Inc..
Stuckey, Hon. W. S. Stuckey, Jr...

MATERIAL SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

"Adoption-Parental Rights," opinion by Judge Ketcham, Daily Wash-
ington Law Reporter__.

25

Chabon, Robert, M.D., president/medical director, Happy Hills Hospital,
letter to Subcommittee on Business, Commerce, and Taxation, dated Au-
gust 12, 1974_.

145

Coleman, Allan B., M.D., D.C. Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics,
letter to Congressman Mazzoli, dated August 9, 1974--

140

FitzGerald, Joan E., Children's Defense Fund of the Washington Research
Project, Inc., letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated July 22, 1974____

Green, Frederick C., M.D., associate director, Children's Hospital, National

Medical Center, letter to subcommittee, dated September 6, 1974__.

Greene, Hon. Harold H., Chief Judge, District of Columbia Superoir Court,

statement

Gruver, Clifton R., M.D., president, The Medical Society of the District of
Columbia, statement--

Guidelines for Early Recognition of Neglecting, Battering Families, excerpt
from "Toward Prevention of Child Abuse," by Marion G. Morris, Robert
W. Gould, and Patricia J. Matthews---

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144

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Hiatt, Miss Catherine C., ACSW, executive director, The Travelers Aid
Society of Washington, D.C., letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated July 24,
1974

Heiser-Ficker, Dr. Annette and Mrs. Barbara Steele, MSW, the Child
Abuse Team, Children's Hospital, National Medical Center, supple-
mental statement..

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Joint Statement of:

Gaughan, Dennis M., Social Services Institute__.

127

Hutchinson, Janet, R., Council on Adoptable Children, Inc., of Metro-
politan Washington, D.C.----

127

Ketcham, Hon. Orman E., Superior Court of the District of Columbia,
letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated September 13, 1974__

Lundsford, William G., director, Washington office, Child Welfare League

of America, statement--

Schroeder, Hon. Patricia, letter submitted by Congressman Stark_

Simons, William H., president, Washington Teachers' Union, Local No. 6,
AFT, letter to Subcommittee, dated August 14, 1974____
Spurlock, Mrs. Ruth E., ACSW, director of program service, The Travelers
Aid Society of Washington, D.C., Inc., letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated
August 28, 1974--

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Theban, John G., executive director, Family and Child Services of Wash-
ington, D.C., letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated July 22, 1974_
Weinberger, Hon. Caspar W., Secretary, Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare, letter to Chairman Mazzoli, dated September 19, 1974---

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