New directions in child abuse and neglect research
- Anne C. Petersen, Joshua Joseph, Monica Feit, editors ; Committee on Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade: Phase II, Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Committee on Law and Justice, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies.
- Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xiii, 428 pages)) : illustrations
- Includes bibliographical references.
- 1 Front Matter-- 2 Summary-- 3 1 Introduction-- 4 2 Describing the Problem-- 5 3 Causality-- 6 4 Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect-- 7 5 The Child Welfare System-- 8 6 Interventions and Service Delivery Systems-- 9 7 Research Challenges and Infrastructure-- 10 8 Child Abuse and Neglect Policy-- 11 9 Recommendations-- 12 Appendix A: Workshop Open Session Agendas-- 13 Appendix B: Research Recommendations and Priorities from the 1993 National Research Council Report "Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect"-- 14 Appendix C: Biosketches of Committee Members.
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Each year, child protective services receive reports of child abuse and neglect involving six million children, and many more go unreported. The long-term human and fiscal consequences of child abuse and neglect are not relegated to the victims themselves -- they also impact their families, future relationships, and society. In 1993, the National Research Council (NRC) issued the report, Under-standing Child Abuse and Neglect, which provided an overview of the research on child abuse and neglect. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research updates the 1993 report and provides new recommendations to respond to this public health challenge. According to this report, while there has been great progress in child abuse and neglect research, a coordinated, national research infrastructure with high-level federal support needs to be established and implemented immediately. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research recommends an actionable framework to guide and support future child abuse and neglect research. This report calls for a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse and neglect research that examines factors related to both children and adults across physical, mental, and behavioral health domains--including those in child welfare, economic support, criminal justice, education, and health care systems--and assesses the needs of a variety of subpopulations. It should also clarify the causal pathways related to child abuse and neglect and, more importantly, assess efforts to interrupt these pathways. New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research identifies four areas to look to in developing a coordinated research enterprise: a national strategic plan, a national surveillance system, a new generation of researchers, and changes in the federal and state programmatic and policy response.
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- Child abuse > United States > Prevention.
- Child abuse > Research > United States.
- Child abuse > United States.
- Child Abuse.
- United States.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Public Policy > Social Security.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > Public Policy > Social Services & Welfare.
- Child abuse > Prevention.
- Child abuse > Treatment.
- United States.
- Electronic book.
- Publication date
- Title from PDF title page.
- Funding Information
- This study was conducted in response to a request from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to update the research highlighted in the 1993 NRC report, Understanding child abuse and neglect. ACYF asked that the updated report "provide recommendations for allocating existing research funds and also suggest funding mechanisms and topic areas to which new resources could be allocated or enhanced resources could be redirected."
- Related Work
- Preceded by (work): National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Research on Child Abuse and Neglect. Understanding child abuse and neglect.