Volume 10, Issue 1 (1981)
National Survey of Involvement of School Psychologists with Child Abuse
Frank R. O'Block, Avan Billimoria, Martin Behan
One of the major concerns of educators and school psychologists in the United States today is the continuing abuse of children by adults in our civilized culture. It is only in recent years that a great deal of attention has been focused on the horrifying dimensions of the problem through the exposure provided by news media, television, legal advocacy agencies and various private, state and national organizations. In 1968, California reported 4,000 cases of child abuse and in 1972,40,000; Florida’s reports jumped from 10 cases to 30,000 over the same four years while Illinois reported 719 cases in 1971 which increased to 13,500 in 1978.
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