Ending Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: A National Strategy.
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Published: March 23, 2016
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This article highlights the release of a report that presents findings from a two-year study that examined strategies for eliminating child abuse and neglect fatalities. The report recommends the administration and Congress support States in improving current child protection agency practice through a two-year multidisciplinary action to protect children most at risk of fatality and begin to better evaluate what works. The process would begin with each State conducting a review of all child abuse and neglect fatalities from the previous five years, including those known and not known to the child protective agency. The characteristics of, and services received by, those children would be compared to those who were successfully served to determine family, child, or service characteristics that distinguish children who have died from those who did not.
child fatalities; child abuse; child neglect; guidelines; data collection; evidence based practice; prevention programs; knowledge dissemination