Children’s Advocacy Centers And Child Abuse Prevention: A Natural Fit (Chapter 8 in Research and Practices in Child Maltreatment Prevention, Volume 2: Societal, Organizational, and International Approaches).
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This chapter discusses the adverse effects of child abuse, the costs of child abuse, and the history of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Information sharing among CACs is explained, as well as prevention efforts and prevention programs at the National Children’s Advocacy Center. Findings are reported from a study that investigated CAC involvement in child maltreatment, and an overview is provided of CACs prevention programs supported by research. Gaps in child abuse prevention research are noted. 97 references.
CHILD ADVOCACY; CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTERS; child abuse; prevention programs; evidence based practice; child welfare research; research needs