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Pollack Publishes Article on Recognizing Child Abuse

Daniel PollackDaniel Pollack, professor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, has published “When a Child Discloses Abuse” in Exchange, a publication sent to more than 25,000 early child care professionals.

Co-written with Lori S. Kornblum, an adjunct faculty member at Marquette University law school focusing on child abuse and the law, the article outlines the steps people should take if they see behavior in a child that suggests “that they may have been physically or sexually abused.”

They conclude that “every organization whose staff works with children should have a minimal fact interview protocol in place, along with mandatory periodic training. Solid information is our best line of defense against child abuse. We must do everything we can to improve our information collection capabilities, thereby enabling us to protect every child in our care.”