ERIC Number: ED229117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Child Deaths in Texas: A Study of Child Deaths Attributed to Abuse and Neglect (1975 - 1977).
Texas Univ., Austin. Region VI Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
A study conducted to determine the characteristics and circumstances of child deaths related to abuse and neglect in Texas during 1975-77 is the subject of this document. Following an introduction providing study background and a review of related literature, the second section provides a brief description of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reprint and Inquiry Systems (CANRIS) and describes derivation of the study sample. Also presented in this section are the specification and coding of the major variables included in the study, along with an overview of the data analysis procedures used. The third section offers in detail the results of the comprehensive analysis in terms of circumstances and characteristics of child deaths, family background, type of child abuse, neglect incident implicated in death of child, and distribution of victims by age and sex. Finally, the last section suggests measures to improve the state's delivery of child protective services to the population at risk. Five appendices include CANRIS report and case file abstract forms, master listings of CANRIS and case file variables considered for study, and an annotated bibliography of infanticide and child abuse and neglect literature. (MP)
Descriptors: Age, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Data Collection, Death, Ethnic Distribution, Family Characteristics, High Risk Persons, Incidence, Influences, Profiles, Recordkeeping, Sex, Siblings, Victims of Crime
Region VI Resource Center for Children, Youth, and Families, 2609 University Avenue, Suite 4.108, Austin, TX 78712 (Paper, $5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Human Resources, Austin.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Region VI Resource Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.