- Child Maltreatment Annual Reports. United States of America. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Children's Bureau. 2008. 23 Oct. 2008 <http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/stats_research/>.
(The Child Maltreatment Annual Reports are statistics and research done on the span of a year, collaborating voluntary state records of child maltreatment. This information is important to know the most current statistics on the problem at hand.)
The Role of Normative Development in Adolescent Abuse and Neglect Author(s): Howard J. Doueck, Anthony H. Ishisaka, K. Diane Greenaway Source: Family Relations, Vol. 37, No. 2 (April 1988), pp 135-139 Published by: National Council on Family Relations Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584310
The Social Context of Child Maltreatment Author: Diana Baumrind Source: Family Relations, Vol. 43, No. 4, Family Processes and Child and Adolescent Development (Oct, 1994), pp 360-368 Published by: National Council on Family Relations Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585365
Primary Prevention of Child Abuse: The Role of the Family Life Educator Author: Marian Marion Source: Family Relations, Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct 1982), pp 575-582 Published by: National Council on Family Relations Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/583935
(These three articles are part of the ongoing research in understanding context and the readings that child therapist may have done. It is a the piece of a pie to understanding a little more about the situation at hand, and coming to a better solution.
- "Play Therapy Makes a Difference." Association for Play Therapy. 23 Oct. 2008 <http://www.a4pt.org/ps.index.cfm?id=1653>.
The Play Therapy Makes a Difference is research that was done to follow up on my interview with the survey therapist.
MY NEXT STEPS My next steps are to focus on understanding the topic I am designing for as much as possible. I am looking into the different types of child therapy to study the existing designs out there. It is also necessary to see how my project could help these therapist, social workers, and counselors help the children reconnect and communicate. At the moment, my focus is on research because I can't design for someone I don't completely understand. As research is important, my NFP plays a great role in helping me get that much closer to the key of my research. So, I am currently being patient and waiting for the call that is scheduled to come in, but also ready to take charge and call them when time is up.