ERIC Number: ED265465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Child Abuse and Neglect: Reporting in Colorado Fiscal Years 1977 to 1984.
Rosenthal, James A.; And Others
This report represents the first comprehensive summary of child abuse and neglect reporting in Colorado. Section I of this report presents an initial summary listing the number of confirmed and unconfirmed reports of abuse over a 14-year period and a look at key findings based on analysis of confirmed reports. Data and analyses are presented in the next four sections. Section II, Overview of the Central Registry, gives background information on the Colorado Central Registry for Child Protection and details how reports enter and exit the registry. Section III, Overview of Reporting Trends and Patterns, shows trends across time and Colorado reporting rates. Section IV, Detailed Analysis of Reporting Patterns, analyzes reporting patterns in relation to age and sex characteristics, characteristics of perpetrators, ethnicity and reporting, source of referrals, characteristics of parents, and services to families. The final section, Colorado and National Reporting, lists data on child abuse and neglect reporting across Colorado and provides nationwide comparision rates. The Colorado Abuse/Neglect Reporting Form is contained in the appendix. Four figures and 51 tables are included in the report. (ABB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Counseling, Social Services, State Agencies, State Programs, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Surveys, Trend Analysis
Colorado Dept. of Social Services, Division of Family and Children's Services, 717 Seventeenth St., P.O. Box 18100, Denver, CO 80218-0899 ($4.25, discount on larger quantities).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Social Services, Denver. Div. of Family and Children's Services.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado