ERIC Number: ED366467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Franklin County, Ohio Deceased Child Review System. Working To Eliminate Preventable Child Deaths. 1992 Annual Report.
Schirner, Pamela; Griggs, Harry
In 1988, Franklin County (Ohio) Children Services (FCCS) initiated the development of a bi-level, community-based, multi-disciplinary process to review all deaths of children in its open caseload, as well as child deaths in families with which FCCS had contact in the previous 12 months. This report examines the work of the Deceased Child Review Team during 1992, when 207 child deaths were investigated, 58 of which were of children with prior or continuing contact with FCCS. The report notes that cause of death was determined in 200 cases, with the largest number, 85, being cases of perinatal death due to extreme prematurity. The second leading cause of death was Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which accounted for 31 deaths. Child deaths tended to be clustered in Columbus, the largest city in the county, and black children had a higher death rate than white children. Of 31 FCCS cases subjected to further investigation, maltreatment was confirmed as the cause of death in 3 cases, while maltreatment was suspected in 5 others. The report includes various tables and charts presenting demographic data about the child deaths in the county. Seven appendixes provide tabular data about child deaths in Franklin County from 1989 through 1992 and information about the FCCS Deceased Child Review System. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youth Network Council, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Ohio (Franklin County)