Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse includes all forms of physical and emotional mistreatment, sexual abuse, and neglect of a child’s basic needs, which results in actual or potential harm to a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. Exploitation of children is also a form of abuse and includes trafficking for sexual or economic purposes, and recruitment of children into armed forces.

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Ann Carrellas, Stella M. Resko, Angelique G. Day - Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study addresses a gap in the literature regarding older youth with intellectual disabilities who are sexually victimized and pushed to engage in transactional sex while they are transitioning from child welfare systems involvement. It does so by examining risk and protective factors at the individual, micro, exo, and macro systems levels.

Melanie McCarry, Lorraine Radford, Victoria Baker - Child Abuse Review,

This article discusses findings from an evaluation of a pioneering early help service in North West England. This new service aimed to improve the safety and wellbeing of families (mothers and children) who were assessed as below the level of ‘high risk’ domestic violence and below the threshold for a child protection order.

Sarah A. Font, Kathryn Maguire-Jack - The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,

This article examines existing knowledge on the scope, nature, and causes of child abuse and neglect in the U.S.

Brenda Jones Harden, Cassandra Simons, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, Richard Barth - The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,

In this article, the authors trace how government responsibility for the prevention of child maltreatment became centered within the U.S. child protection response.

Samuel Ayaya, Allison DeLong, Lonnie Embleton, David Ayuku, Edwin Sang, Joseph Hogan, Allan Kamanda, Lukoye Atwoli, Dominic Makori, Mary A. Ott, Caroline Ombok, Paula Braitstein - Child Abuse & Neglect,

The two primary objectives of this study were 1) to compare recent child abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) between orphaned and separated children and adolescents’ (OSCA) living in institutional environments and those in family-based care; and 2) to understand how recent child abuse among street-connected children and youth compared to these other vulnerable youth populations.

Amy J. L. Baker, Stacie LeBlanc, Trinae Adebayo, Ben Mathews- Child Abuse & Neglect,

This study was designed to evaluate the content of US state-sponsored online mandated reporter training in order to identify gaps and need for improvement in mandated reporter training.

Mark Wade, Margaret A. Sheridan, Charles H. Zeanah, Nathan A. Fox, Charles A. Nelson and Katie A. McLaughlin - Development and Psychopathology,

The authors of this study used data from a longitudinal randomized controlled trial of foster care for institutionally reared children to examine whether caregiving quality and stressful life events (SLEs) in early adolescence (age 12) influence patterns of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis and sympathetic nervous system (SNS) reactivity.

Karmen Toros, Keidy Tart & Asgeir Falch-Eriksen - Early Childhood Education Journal,

This paper examines the role of interprofessional collaboration in the identification and reporting of a child in need.

Xavier Montagud Mayor - Journal of Children's Services,

This study aims to examine the consequences of the last great recession on the child protection system (CPS) in Spain, to estimate whether there is any kind of relationship between the conditions of socio-economic crisis and its protective activity.

Gemma McKibbin, Anna Bornemisza, Ana Fried, Cathy Humphreys, Madelaine Smales - Child & Family Social Work,

This paper explores the impact of the Power to Kids: Respecting Sexual Safety programme, which involved capacity‐building workers to have ‘brave conversations’ with children and young people in residential care.