Child abuse: cradle of violence

United States, 1976

Film
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Through penetrating on-camera interviews with parents, many of them former abusers, the film introduces the grim reality of child abuse. Shows hopeful models for dealing with abuse problems. Also looks at positive parenting, and underlines the need for citizen reporting of suspected abuse so that the abusive family can be helped.

Credits

co-director

Richard Gebhardt

J. Gary Mitchell

producer

Jerry Kingsley

production company

Bananza Films

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32115

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Child welfare

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Citizen participation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child abuse

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Child welfare

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Family relationships

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children's rights

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family violence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parent and child (Law)

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Parenting

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Stress in children

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Community - Moral and ethical aspects

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Stress in children

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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