Portland State University. Department of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Child abuse, University of Oregon. Medical School. Child Abuse Committee
The Child Abuse Committee in the University of Oregon Medical School was formed in 1966 to help the staff recognize child abuse cases and do something about them. This research report is an evaluation of their effectiveness as I an agency attempting to prevent further injury to the children involved. Indications are that timely intervention and subsequent "follow through" have been helpful to the families and improved the situation substantially. A study of the abuse cases seen through the hospital for the calendar years of 1969 and 1970 revealed that almost all of the children from these study years who were seriously injured came from two parent homes with their natural parents. Comparisons between the two study years indicate a more comprehensive handling of suspected abuse cases in 1970 with corresponding improvement in outcome.
Matusak, Marguerite, ""Follow through" Services for Child Abuse Cases" (1971). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1769.