Health and Public Health Approach to Ending Child Abuse and Neglect (in Special Issue: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Evolving Progress and Prospects for Child Protection).
Bross, Donald C. Krugman, Richard D.
Published: December 2020
Child Abuse and Neglect
Vol. 110, No. Part 1 , p. 1-8
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The 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child provides an opportunity to reflect on whether the approaches to date in dealing with child abuse and neglect (CAN) have been successful. Initial responsibility in most countries to address CAN has been given to Child Protective Services Agencies. Recently, there have been calls for CPS to take a Public Health Approach in their practice. This paper discusses the potential positive and unintended problems that such a shift in approach might entail. (Author abstract)
CHILD ABUSE; CHILD NEGLECT; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; CHILDRENS RIGHTS; CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES; PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES