Child Abuse and Neglect
WHEREAS, children are innocent and powerless victims of abuse and neglect; and
WHEREAS, Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974, created a National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and an Advisory Board and authorized the Center to make grants to states, public and private agencies for programs in child abuse and neglect;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1977 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association urges all persons to support the National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect and state and local programs in child abuse and neglect, specifically by:
- Reporting incidences of child abuse and neglect;
- Publicizing, funding, and utilizing programs in child abuse and neglect;
- Initiating and supporting medical, social, psychological, psychiatric, legal and other services to abusing and neglecting families;
- Promoting and supporting interagency coordination of services by courts, police, legal counsel, social rehabilitation agencies, medical screening facilities, foster family services and other agencies.