ERIC Number: ED394671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Child Abuse and Neglect: A Look at the States. CWLA Stat Book.
Curtis, Patrick A.; And Others
Designed to provide a basis for sound child welfare policy decisions, this book presents current state and national data, as well as data from many cities and counties, on child maltreatment. The six chapters in the book present statistics on: (1) child abuse and neglect, including child abuse fatalities; (2) out-of-home care; (3) adoption; (4) finance and administration of child welfare organizations; (5) risk factors; and (6) possibilities for prevention. Chapter one draws attention to the use of different definitions of neglect and abuse, and investigation procedures by states. Chapter two describes various forms of out-of-home care. Chapter three discusses different types of adoption, all of which provide permanence for children. Chapter four illustrates the expenditures incurred by different states to safeguard and maintain child well-being. The fifth chapter focuses on the condition of poverty as a factor in child maltreatment. The last chapter considers current strategies that are used to prevent child abuse and neglect, as well as the issue of corporal punishment. Most of the data are presented in graphic formats and tables, which are meant to illustrate the wide variations in how states are addressing child abuse and neglect, not to judge the effectiveness of one state compared to another. (BA)
Descriptors: Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Foster Care, Policy Formation, Poverty, Prevention, Program Budgeting, Public Policy, Residential Programs, State Programs
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., 440 First Street, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20001-2085 ($26.95; discount on 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.