Child advocacy report of a national baseline study by Alfred J. Kahn

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Published by Columbia University School of Social Work, Child Advocacy Research Project in New York .

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StatementAlfred J. Kahn, Sheila B. Kamerman, BrendaG. McGowan.
ContributionsKamerman, Sheila B., McGowan, Brenda G.
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