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NCJ Number: 118542 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the Child Fatality Review Panel, 1988
Corporate Author: New York City Human Resources Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 97
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Human Resources Admin
New York, NY 10013
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report discusses the 58 child fatalities from child abuse and neglect in New York City in 1988 that were previously known to the Child Welfare Administration and recommends actions to improve policies or procedures in several areas affecting child protection.
Abstract: The analysis was conducted by 12 private panel members and 4 representatives of public agencies. Fifteen of the children died from homicide, 9 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 13 from natural causes, 2 from accidents, and 1 from suicide. The analysis showed many of the families to be extremely disorganized. In addition, many of the problems encountered by child protective services today are really beyond their mandate. Substance abuse was found to be a common factor in many of the fatalities. Recommendations focused on addressing drug involvement and domestic violence, providing greater resources for services, and improving responses to child protective issues. Footnotes and appended agency responses and related materials.
Main Term(s): Death investigations
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child fatalities; Sudden infant death syndrome
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