Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 221–234 | Cite as

The Child Advocacy Team in child abuse and neglect matters

  • Jack C. Westman


The Child Advocacy Team is a means of counteracting the fragmentation and lack of continuity of professional and volunteer services for children and their families in child abuse and neglect cases. The experience of the University of Wisconsin Child Advocacy Service is used to illustrate the formation, operation, and efficacy of the Child Advocacy Team.

Key Words

Child Abuse Child Neglect Interdisciplinary Collaboration Child Advocacy 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack C. Westman
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison

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