Management of child abuse and neglect at the international level: Trends and perspectives

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The adoption of a mandatory child abuse reporting system based on that of the US has had limited support in other developed countries. A timely and effective means for identifying child abuse on an international level remains in need of development. In Europe, voluntarily accepted treatment and intervention is seen as far preferable to court-ordered treatment. In developing countries, extrafamilial physical and sexual maltreatment of working and street children far exceeds other forms of maltreatment such as child prostitution and pornography. Private autonomous and international governmental organizations, such as the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, have been giving increased attention to extrafamilial maltreatment in developing countries. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1991 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)

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  • Jaap E. Doek

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