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Special Assignment (Child Abuse) #89694

ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 27, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(NYC) Ntnwide. cases involving abuse of children by day care center staffs, school personnel and other adults in positions of authority and responsibility with children reviewed; films shown. National child abuse statistics outlined. [Dr. Vincent FONTANA - cites public's defense mechanism against admitting existence of problem.] [Dr. Ann COHN - feels both children and parents are becoming more open.] Factors affecting authorities' ability to halt child abuse explained. [FONTANA - wants children taught difference between affection and sexual exploitation.] [Therapist Kee McFARLANE - explains technique used in eliciting information from abused children.] Scenes from education film designed for teachers shown courtesy Media Ventures, from "No More Secrets" courtesy ODN Prods.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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