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NCJ Number: 120026 Find in a Library
Title: Report on Fatalities from NCPCA
Journal: American Association for Protecting Children  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:3-5
Author(s): L B Mitchel
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: According to data recently collected by the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse, child maltreatment related fatalities continued to rise in 1988, with a five-percent increase over the number reported in 1987.
Abstract: Due to the complexity of this problem, the causes for these deaths are not always self-evident or absolute. Victims often come from multiproblem families. Drug and alcohol abuse are cited increasingly more often as the predominant factor in either reducing a parent's ability to monitor their child or giving rise to violent behavior. To reduce the number of children dying from abuse and neglect, State administrators have focused their efforts along several different domains, such as developing formal or informal death review committees and improved monitoring of repeated "unsubstantiated" reports of child abuse. Other prevention strategies include development of a wide range of interventions targeted to all first-time parents, providing crisis services to all parents under stress, and improvement in the present case management system. 7 references.
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child abuse causes; Child abuse fatalities; Children at risk; Juvenile victims
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