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Johnson, Laura; Postmus, Judy L.; Khetarpal, Rupa; Schwartz, Rachel; Buttner, Catherine; McMahon, Sarah – Research on Social Work Practice, 2019
The mission of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) at the Rutgers University School of Social Work is to strive to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them. This mission is accomplished through the use of a collaborative approach that focuses…
Descriptors: Violence, Social Work, Prevention, Power Structure
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Corr, Catherine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes that all children and youth with disabilities have the right to live and flourish in a safe environment where they are protected from maltreatment. In January 2018, CEC formed a work group to write a policy statement on the prevention of and response to maltreatment. The complete CEC Policy on…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Children, Youth, Child Abuse
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Cody, Claire; D'Arcy, Kate – Child Care in Practice, 2019
This article draws attention to international evidence that highlights the value and challenges of promoting youth participation among and for young people affected by, or at risk of, sexual violence. The article draws on evidence from two pan-European projects that took place between 2013 and 2017 and aimed to give young people a voice in order…
Descriptors: Violence, Safety, Correlation, Disadvantaged
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Dodge, Kenneth A.; Goodman, W. Benjamin – Future of Children, 2019
How do we screen all families in a population at a single time point, identify family-specific risks, and connect each family with evidence-based community resources that can help them overcome those risks--an approach known as targeted universalism? In this article, Kenneth A. Dodge and W. Benjamin Goodman describe Family Connects, a program…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Family Programs, Birth, Home Visits
Fragassi, Philip A.; Bora, Geetanjali – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
The last decade has seen an exponential increase in the use of illicit and prescription opioids during pregnancy. Opioid dependency during pregnancy increases the risks of obstetric complications for mothers and potential dangers for newborns during infancy and later in life. The mother-child dyad faces specific hurdles when it comes to getting…
Descriptors: Prenatal Care, Drug Use, Mothers, Neonates
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Johnson, Jennifer A. L. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2018
Jennifer Johnson discusses her work with the American College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) group to address maltreatment of children with communicative disabilities and deafness. The ACE-DHH Child Maltreatment Work Group has targeted two documents in which the inclusion of safety statements could protect deaf and hard of hearing…
Descriptors: Prevention, Child Abuse, Individualized Education Programs, Hearing Impairments
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Loomis, Alysse M. – Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 2018
Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience higher rates of trauma, such as maltreatment and violence exposure, than their older counterparts,…
Descriptors: School Role, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Trauma
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Berger, Lawrence M.; Font, Sarah A. – Future of Children, 2015
Families influence their children's health in two ways that are amenable to public policy- through their financial and other investments in children, and through the quality of care that they provide. In general, children who receive more resources or better parenting are healthier than those who don't. Public policies, therefore, might improve…
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Programs, Disadvantaged, Child Health
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Viezel, Kathleen D.; Davis, Andrew S. – Psychology in the Schools, 2015
Child maltreatment remains a relevant issue for school psychologists. This special issue was designed to provide school psychology practitioners, researchers, and other school personnel with current, empirically sound information about child maltreatment. This introduction provides context for the articles in this volume, including definitions of…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, School Psychologists, Prevention, Educational Environment
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Stutey, Diane; Clemens, Elysia V. – Professional School Counseling, 2015
Sibling abuse is a serious phenomenon in our society that often goes unaddressed. Victims of sibling abuse experience psychological effects similar to those of child abuse (Caspi, 2012; Wiehe, 2002). The purpose of this article is to provide school counselors with a definition of sibling abuse and a five-step model to recognize and respond. A…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Child Abuse, Victims, School Counselors
Kilburn, Janice E.; Shapiro, Cheri J. – ZERO TO THREE, 2015
Strategic workforce training of organizations that provide services to families of young children with special needs can help strengthen families and prevent child maltreatment, but few curriculua are available for this purpose. One professional development curriculum, "Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Parent-Provider Partnerships in Child…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Brodowski, Melissa Lim; Fischman, Lauren – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
Over the years, various federal and non-federal organizations have disseminated and promoted a number of protective factor frameworks to reduce risk and optimize family functioning and child development. There is a growing interest in and commitment to examining factors that transcend the traditional deficit-based approach to addressing social and…
Descriptors: Risk Management, At Risk Persons, Child Development, Child Abuse
Browne, Charlyn Harper – ZERO TO THREE, 2014
The national Quality Improvement Center on early Childhood (QIC-eC) funded four research and demonstration projects that tested child maltreatment prevention approaches. The projects were guided by several key perspectives: the importance of increasing protective factors in addition to decreasing risk factors in child maltreatment prevention…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Research, Educational Quality, Child Abuse
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Weise, Cheryl L. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
When low-income women become parents for the first time, they often need support, education and encouragement to be the best parent they can be. They truly want to succeed. Desire, unfortunately, is not enough. These women are usually most open to health care assistance, parenting tools, and a therapeutic relationship with a community health…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Home Visits, Low Income Groups, Mothers
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D'Orazio, Deirdre M. – International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 2013
This article chronicles the development of the field of Sexual Offender Treatment in the United States since the 1980's. It offers an analysis of the Relapse Prevention model, a case study, and a summary description of contemporary field advancements. Through historical and personal reflection, the author summarizes lessons learned as five…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Criminals, Rehabilitation, Recidivism
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