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NCJ Number: 163654 Find in a Library
Title: Risk Assessment in Child Protection: A Ten-Year Perspective
Journal: Protecting Children  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(1996)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): C Dykstra
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 44
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Although the concept of risk assessment in child protection service (CPS) work has been recognized for many years, its importance as an ingredient of CPS decisionmaking has only been fully acknowledged since the 1980's.
Abstract: Because CPS risk assessment grew out of the needs of practitioners and administrators, different localities frequently developed risk assessment tools based on their own criteria. Considerable diversity of opinion resulted about what risk assessment is and what constitutes the best type of risk assessment. Annual roundtables have been organized by the American Public Welfare Association to improve practice and research in CPS risk assessment. Roundtables over the past 10 years have focused on common and emerging themes in risk assessment, a risk assessment model in Washington State that demonstrates the promise and reality of risk assessment, and variations in the level and success of risk assessment by State. Roundtables have also considered theoretical and practical problems in assessing risk associated with the possible reoccurrence of child maltreatment in Canada and the U.S. Navy's Family Advocacy Program risk assessment model. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Canada; Child abuse; Child protection services; Child victims; Child welfare; Children at risk; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Victims in foreign countries; Washington
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