Executive Summary: Study of National Incidence and Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect: 1988.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Publication Information: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS), Washington, DC
Available from: Child Welfare Information Gateway
Administration on Children, Youth, and Families Children's Bureau, 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: 800.394.3366 703.385.7565
Sponsoring Organization: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS), Washington, DC.
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The Study of National Incidence and Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect was designed to assess the current national incidence of child abuse and neglect, and to determine how the severity, frequency, and character of child maltreatment changed since a previously conducted National Incidence Study in 1980. This executive summary defines the study's major objectives and key findings related to objectives in the following areas: current national incidence of countable child abuse and neglect; distribution of child maltreatment by type; severity of injuries and impairments from countable maltreatment; changes since 1980 in incidence; child, family, and county characteristics related to incidence, type, or severity of maltreatment; and recognition and reporting patterns. Study implications are also summarized. Document scanned.
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