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Title: Child abuse and neglect services in the occupied Palestinian territory
Authors: Halileh, S.
Abdullah, A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This study in 2005 aimed to investigate the services available for abused and neglected children in the occupied Palestinian territory. Telephone interviews were conducted with 62 institutions from the government, non-profit and private sectors that dealt with child abuse and neglect, of which 58 provided services. Services offered were mainly in psychosocial health. Usually abused children were brought to service providers by family members and teachers. Common types of abuse seen at these institutions were physical, psychological and sexual abuse. Interviewees reported most cases of abuse occurred in the home and at school. Challenges were related mainly to sociocultural issues, training, funding and the military occupation
Description: 1504-1512
Keywords: Questionnaires
Child Abuse, Sexual
United Nations
Socioeconomic Factors
Child Welfare
Child Health Services
Subject: Child Abuse
ISSN: 1020-3397
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