Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Determining Child Abuse and Neglect Across Cultures

Authors/Editors

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)

Publisher(s)

Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2005 April, 4 pages

Description of Resource

Although child abuse and neglect exist to some degree in all cultures and societies, the ways in which abuse and neglect are defined are culturally influenced and can differ in important ways. This Spotlight article provides information on child abuse and neglect according to U.S. law - what it is, who are considered mandated reporters, and how reporting should occur - and also addresses the complexity of assessing child abuse and neglect in refugee families.

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.brycs.org/documents/upload/brycs_spotapr2005.pdf