Child Abuse, Fatalities from Abuse and Neglect, Trending Upward
While the number of child neglect and sexual abuse cases continues to trend downward, America saw an uptick in maltreatment-related fatalities and the number of documented physical abuse cases, according to an annual report by the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Federal Report: Child Maltreatment Numbers Down, Child Deaths Up
After rising for three consecutive years, the number of children who were victims of child maltreatment in the U.S. dropped by 1 percent in the 2016 fiscal year, while the number of child deaths from maltreatment rose by 7 percent, according to a federal report released on Thursday.
No Excuse for Leaving Children to Suffer and Die in Abusive Homes
On August 30, the death of seven-year-old Adrian Jones after years of abuse was once again in the news as family members filed suit against the agencies and staff that failed him.
Evaluation by Nobel Economist Endorses Nurse Family Partnership
The Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program, which provides services to new mothers from pregnancy through the child’s second birthday, positively impacts children up through the age of 12 but affects male and female children differently, according to new analysis of a decades-old study on the model.
IV-E Change Needed, But Not in Block Grant Form
Much attention has been paid recently, and alarm bells sounded, at the expressed plans of the Trump administration and Congress to eliminate programs and cut back on entitlements that support the poorest and most vulnerable American families and children.
Federal Child Abuse Numbers Climb Again
A federal report published last week by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) showed that the number of children in the United States who experienced child abuse and neglect rose for the third year in a row.
Commission: Heightened Scrutiny, Family Preservation Best Tools to Curb Child Fatalities
Note: This article was updated on Monday, March 21 The path to curbing child fatalities is lined with a balance of predictive tools, heightened scrutiny of abuse and neglect reports, and increased family preservation services, a federal commission funded to study the issue reported today.
Who Will Seize the Child Abuse Prediction Market?
Lisa Mayrose knew Florida’s Department of Children & Families needed to overhaul how it investigated phone calls reporting beaten and neglected children. “We had a rash of child deaths,” Mayrose, the regional managing director of the department in Tampa, said in an interview with The Imprint.
Checklists, Big Data and the Virtues of Human Judgment
Los Angeles County struggles to strike the right balance between human judgment and increasingly sophisticated predictive tools when determining the risk that a child will be abused. On weekdays, calls to Los Angeles County’s child abuse hotline reach their peak between 2 p.m.