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The Role of Professional Child Care Providers
in Preventing and Responding to Child
Abuse and Neglect

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, 2008

The Role of Professional Child Care Providers in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect, part of the Child Abuse and Neglect User Manual Series, builds on the information presented in A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice. This manual provides information on the roles and responsibilities of child care providers in preventing, recognizing, and reporting child abuse and neglect within and outside early childhood programs. It also presents an overview of prevention efforts, reporting laws, caring for maltreated children, and ways to support parents and professionals who work with families.

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The Role of Professional Child Care Providers in Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect