Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

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Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths


Senate Bill Seeks Better Data on Child Abuse Deaths

States would be required to report all deaths related to child abuse and create recommendations for curbing them under a bipartisan bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate.


Policy and Practice Changes Form Around National Strategy to Reduce Fatalities and Improve Child Safety

When the President and Congress asked the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) to develop a national strategy to eliminate child maltreatment fatalities in 2014, we knew the task would not be easy.


How the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Is Helping Hospitals Screen for Child Abuse

Together with the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office is taking steps to reduce child abuse in infants 6 months and younger. With support from a $1 million grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, a coalition of Ohio’s six major children’s hospitals studied how to help prevent repeated child abuse in this most vulnerable population.


California Bets on Big Data to Predict Child Abuse

California, home to the largest foster care population in the country, has publicly declared its intention to pursue the use of so-called “predictive analytics” to foresee and presumably prevent child abuse.


Applying Safety Science to Child Welfare

The recent explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad triggered a series of steps to identify the source of the disaster and ensure it never happens again.


A Proactive Approach to Child Welfare and Safety

Too often, state and local child welfare agencies find themselves in crisis mode, spurred on perhaps by a tragedy in the headlines, budget shortfalls, or overwhelming caseloads. This reactive approach has been a staple across the U.S.


    Changing the Culture in Child Welfare

    In its report to the President and Congress, the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities articulated a vision for the future of child welfare. They wrote: “Imagine a society where the safety and well-being of children are everyone’s highest priority, and federal, state, and local agencies work collaboratively with families and communities to protect children from harm.”


    A Three-Branch Approach to Child Welfare Reform

    When the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities released its groundbreaking report this past March, it helped launch a national dialogue about child safety, and most importantly, shifted the current narrative around maltreatment-related fatalities in a significant way.


    L.A. County to Review Five Years of Child Deaths, Critical Incident Reports

    In Tuesday’s beast of a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, the supervisors grappled with the contentious issue of how to fund a homelessness initiative before hearing a brief presentation about the county’s child protection efforts.