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NCJ Number: 249978 Find in a Library
Title: Children Exposed to Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations Results From National Sample Surveys
Journal: Jama Pediatrics  Volume:170  Issue:2  Dated:February 2016
Author(s): A. Shattuck; D. Finkelhor; H. Turner; S. Hamby
Date Published: February 2016
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2006-JW-BX-0003;2009-JW-BX-0018
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides clinicians, policymakers, and parents with estimates of children’s exposure to abuse in youth-serving organizations.
Abstract: In the combined sample of 13,052 children and youths aged 0 to 17 years, the rate of abuse by persons in youth-serving organizations was 0.4 percent (95 percent CI, 0.2-0.7) for the past year and 0.8 percent (95 percent CI, 0.5-1.1) over the lifetime. Most of the maltreatment (63.2 percent) was verbal abuse and only 6.4 percent was any form of sexual violence or assault. Thus, abuse in youth-serving organizations was a relatively rare form of abuse, dwarfed by abuse by family members and other adults. The study obtained telephone survey data from the three National Surveys of Children's Exposure to Violence (2008, 2011, and 2014) to create a sample of 13,052 children and youths ages 0 to 17 years. The survey participants included youths ages 10 to 17 years and caregivers of children ages 0 to 9 years. (Publisher abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Offense statistics; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); OJJDP grant-related documents; Youth groups
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