A Model Child Abuse Prevention Program
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Sandra Jaffa
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 68:2
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Family; Social Services; Violence
Coverage: United States
Child sexual and physical abuse, as well as incest, are Jewish problems that can be prevented most effectively through a comprehensive approach as described in this article. This model child abuse prevention program incorporates community education and outreach; therapeutic interventions; and environmental services, including homemakers, vocational guidance, financial assistance, camping experiences, and legal aid. This multifaceted program has demonstrated success in interrupting the multigenerational cycle of abuse.