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NCJ Number: 120027 Find in a Library
Title: Fatal Child Abuse -- Intervention and Prevention
Journal: American Association for Protecting Children  Volume:6  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:9-12
Author(s): M Durfee
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: There is no defined procedure for multiagency interventions in child abuse fatalities.
Abstract: Many people treat child abuse death prevention as the sole responsibility of the child protective service agency. Several States have implemented multiagency intervention systems to review suspicious child deaths. Suspicious child death includes child abuse homicide, child abuse fatality, and other child deaths that are problematic but not clearly child abuse or a criminal act. A multiagency, multidisciplinary, case review team is necessary to bring order to intervention and prevention of such deaths. A basic working team must include at least five categories of professionals: coroner/medical examiner, law enforcement, prosecuting attorney, social services, and health. Data Management Information Systems are also necessary so that this case review and management system is predictable and effective.
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Fatalities
Index Term(s): Child abuse fatalities; Child abuse investigations; Children at risk; Deterrence; Juvenile victims
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