Consumer closeup *Child Protective Servi Press-Republican-Tuesday, January 15,1985 9 a . MARTIN Cooperative Extension Agent Home Economics Program PLATTSBURGH - What hap- pens when parents are accused of child abuse and reported to the New York State Child Protective Services Unit? Are the parents always prosecuted? Is the child always taken out of the home? A new booklet prepared for parents by Cornell University helps to explain what happens during a child protective case. The booklet, titled \What Hap- pens Next? A Parent's Guide to the New York State Child Protec- tive System/ 1 points out that in- volvement in a child protective case puts additional stress on the entire family. It is common for the family to feel helpless, alone and attacked. Not knowing what to expect can make it harder. Written by specialists in the Family Life pevelopment Center in the New York State College of Human Ecology at Cornell, in cooperation with the Parents Anonymous/Child Protective Services Partnerships Project of the NYS Parents Anonymous Resource Office, the booklet ex- plains the child protective pro- cess, the role of the Family Court, and parents' rights under New York State law. The booklet can aid parents currently involved in a child pro* tective case and those who fear that an inability to cope any longer could lead to child abuse. Suggestions and encouragement are given to parents to take in- itiative to help their own families and ensure their needs for in- formation are met. It explains what child abuse or maltreatment is, and the role of the Child Protective Services Unit of the Department-of Social Services, an agency located in each county in New York State. Child Protective Units receive and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect. They also en- sure that children's needs are met, and provide information to parents about the types of ser- vices available and where to find them. These agencies try to assist families in trouble, not punish them. Their services are available to all families who have difficulty coping, and fear Book reviews in brief ByUPI Crown Publishing has brought back into print a number of science fiction favorites. The latest volumes include \The Forgotten Planet\ (209 pp.. $8.95) by Murray Leinster. This book first appeared in 1954 and is about man's rise — in the person of Burl — from a primitive sur- vival to active control of his life. It's a great book, most worthy of a new audience. went into its existence. It shows the nuclear age as \a child of er- rors and misunderstanding.\ Harland's Half Acre, by Dan Malouf (Knopf, 230 pp., $13.95) Frank Harland is a motherless boy whose father, Clem, is the source of seemingly endless stories that fire his imagination. The stories from the luckless farmer seem to set free his son's talent for art. As he grows older, elude material on condominiums and cooperatives, and adjustable rate mortgages. Connolly walks the prospective home owner through the process by bringing up items that sometimes don't occur to the buyer until it's too late — commuting costs, closing costs. He also discusses the benefits of building as opposed to buying and the complexities in- volved therein. American View, by Raymond Waites, Bettye Martin and Nor- ma Skurka (Harper & Row, 277 pp., $39.95) This is a book about what is purely American in design, and what really hits the eye is the profusion of color. And it's meant to. The authors' aim is to make the reader aware of pat- terns, color and innovation and how to use it in the home, whether in decorating, food presentation or on the house itself. It's a book in which you will delight. his canvasses Find Buyers andliis fame grows. One sees him also through the eyes of a young boy who shares with him knowledge and emotion. In My Father's House, by Dorothy Allred Solomon (Franklin Watts, 312 pp., $17.95) This is a true story of life in a Mormon poly gam is t household. Solomon is the daughter and granddaughter of polygamists and tells of the problems and con- flicts in such a family. She was the 28th of 48 children of seven mothers and one father Lloyd's ofXdndonTby Geoffrey Hodgson (Viking Press, 378 pp., $17.95) This is a detailed look at one of the largest and most fascinating insurance companies in the world. This is the company that insured Betty Grable's legs, etc. Day One, Before Hiroshima and After, by Peter Wyden (Simon and Schuster, 412 pp., $19.95) This is the stor? of the creation and use of the atomic bomb. It brings together the scientific, moral, political, military and human factors that The New York Times Guide to Buying or Building a Home, by William G. 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The Plattsburgh Market Basket report says the cost was up ^y teffff; I™ a *°- Plus - ™1»» * try on the gang they may need help to ensure the well-being of their children. \The purpose of New York State's Child Protective Services Act is to protect children from dangerous situations and to help parents create a safe home for their children. Child protection means not only protecting children from harm, but also pro* viding services to the entire family to help create a safe and healthy home,\ the booklet ex- plains. To receive a copy of this booklet, send 25 cents for single copies and 15 cents per copy for orders over 50 to: What Happens Next?, Family Life Development Center, E-200 MVR Hall Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 14853. Date calendar Michener almost 10 years ago and wrote this with Michener's cooperation. This tells of Michener's early years in Penn- sylvania, and takes it through a war, Michener's three marriages and various editors and publishers. Gone the Dreams and Dancing, by Douglas Jones (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 323 pp., $15.95) This novel is about the assimilation of -the Comanches. into the ways of white men and reservation life. Told through the eyes of a Civil War veteran, it revolves around K wahadi, a half- white, who deals with the changes while preserving his pride. It also tells of Kwahadi's search for his white mother. Do you have a community event, open to the public? To have it listed in Date Calendar, send information to Date Calen- dar, Press-Republican, 170 Margaret St.. Plattsburgh, N.Y. at least three to five days in ad- vance of the event. Do not telephone these messages. Plattsburgh Today Toastmasters International meeting. 7- 8:30 p.m. at Plattsburgh Air Force Base Recreation Center. Information 565-5056. Open to the public. Recovery Inc. weekly meeting, 7:30 p.m.. 57 Clinton St. Duplicate Bridge Club meets every Tuesday at Lakeview Towers. 7 p.m. New members welcome, call 561-4403 Support group for bereaved parents meetipg >fc ^9 p.m. at Newman Center, 92 Broad Stftrftormation: 561-7545. CVPH Hypertension Project blood pressure screening clinic, 9 a.m. to noon in the CVPH Medical Center. Clinton County Arts and Crafts Associa- tion, regular monthly meeting at the Clin- ton County Government Center, 7:30 p.m. Open to all artists and craftspeople- Adirondack Apple Core meeting, at Feinberg Library. Room 101. 7-9 p.m. Topic: word processing. Altona Today Clinton County WIC Nutrition Program Clinic at Altona Town Hall. By appoint- ment only. Call 563-1500 Bloom ingdale Today Outreach aids from Office for the Aging of Essex County at town hall to assist residents in financial aid heating cost ap- plications. Dannemora Today Dannemora Fire Department Auxiliary monthly meeting at 7 30 p.m. at fire sta- tion. Keene Today '^ OdxreathTitdi' fl'OHl Offltt for\tin? 1 Aging bTKssex County at town hall to assist residents in financial aid heating cost ap- plications- Port Henry Today Chicken and biscuits luncheon at United Methodist Church in Port Henry, 11 a.m.t ol p.m. Open to the public. To benefit Port Henry United Methodist Women. Rouses Point Today Aerobics exercise class. 6-7 p.m. at the Rouss Point Elementary School. Informa- tion Stephanie Brown at 298-8532. Ticonderoga Today Essex County WIC Nutrition Program Clinic at Civic Center. By appointment on- ly Call 873-6301, Ext. 244. Tupper Lake Today Sunmount Developmental Center Board of Visitors monthly public meeting. 130 p.m. in center's board room. Plattsburgh Wednesday North Country Vietnam Veterans Association meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Post 20 of the American Legion. Cumberland Avenue. All Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans and their spouses are welcome. Information: Paul. 561-0442 or Ken. 5611-3550. Swimming for multiple sclerosis vic- tims. 2-3 p.m. at Plattsburgh YMCA In- formation 5618250 or YMCA at 561-4290. Plattsburgh evening Chapter Home Bureau workshop. 7 p.m. at Russell Ber- nard Apartments. Project: embossing. In- formation: Norma Rock at 563*7333. Landlord/Tenant Relations Committee meeting for city of Plattsburgh. Common Council chambers at 4:45 p.m. in City Hall. Cansurmount Volunteers Meeting, base- ment lounge at Clinton County Govern- ment Center, 7 p.m. Monty Street School PTO sponsoring Richard L. Poissant. 7 30 p.m. at the school on developing defined discipline. MAI Alumni Association annual meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the MAI conference room. Keeseville Wednesday Essex County WIC Nutrition Program Cfcnic at Town H«W m-KeesevtHe- -By apf»» poiniment only. Call873-6301. Ext. 244. Something Evil, by Caroline Crane (Dodd, Mead, 224 pp., $12.95) Det. Mike Tarasco is making no headway in the kid- napping^f teen-ager Amy Basile so he turnS to his friend Solomon Thayer, psychic. Solomon 4 'sees\ that she is dead and that there have been other victims. He must find the kidnapper before others are killed, but at the same time must fight to keep his wife from leaving him. Scholars for Dollars begins season PLATTSBURGH — The North Country's high school quiz game. Scholars for Dollars, begins its fourth season on WCFE- TV, Channel 57, on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Quizmaster Bill Eveleth, dean of students at Clinton Communi- ty College, returns with new challenges for competing teams. It's a test of scholarly knowledge each week as teams battle their way towards a berth in the championship game next June. St. John's Academy returns to defend their two-year title, along with last year's semi-finalists Mount Assumption Institute and Platt- sburgh High School. Twenty-two teams are participating in the new scholars season, vying for Clinton Community College scholarships along the way toward the final showdown. The first program of the new season features Beekmantown taking on Moriah at 7 p.m. on Jan. 19. The program will be rebroadcast on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Scholars for Dollars is being locally underwritten by a grant from the Bouyea Baking Company of Plattsburgh and local af- filiates of the New York State United Teachers Association. i Jt V ^~ • Ml^l J •• For people who like everything about seafood except cooking it Novv you can get delicious seafood entrees trom the people who've specialized in searood for over 38 years. Mrs. Paul's. 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