Special Feature: Child Abuse - Additional Resources


Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development
Child Welfare Information Gateway, April 2015

Understanding Child Maltreatment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014

Long-Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Welfare Information Gateway, July 2013

What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
Child Welfare Information Gateway, July 2013

National Victim Assistance Academy Resource Paper: Child Abuse and Neglect
Office for Victims of Crime, September 2012

Long-Term Consequences of Delinquency: Child Maltreatment and Crime in Early Adulthood
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2009

Nexus Between Economics and Family Violence: The Expected Impact of Recent Economic Declines on the Rates and Patterns of Intimate, Child and Elder Abuse
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2009

Child Maltreatment Surveillance: Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January 2008

Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms
Child Welfare Information Gateway, June 2007

Internet Crimes against Children
Office for Victims of Crime, December 2001

Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2000

Children Exposed to Violence: Criminal Justice Resources
Office for Victims of Crime, June 1999

In the Wake of Childhood Maltreatment
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, August 1997

Child Sexual Molestation: Research Issues
National Institute of Justice, June 1997

The Cycle of Violence Revisited
National Institute of Justice, February 1996

Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Later Criminal Consequences
National Institute of Justice, March 1995

Related Resources

Administration for Children and Families - Children's Bureau
As the oldest federal agency for children, the Children's Bureau within the Administration for Children and Families has primary responsibility for administering federal child welfare programs. The Children's Bureau seeks to provide for the safety, permanency, and well-being of children through leadership, support for necessary services, and productive partnerships with States, Tribes, and communities.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families.

The National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices. Included on CrimeSolutions.gov is program and topical information related to child protection/health.

In the Spotlight: Family Violence
This NCJRS resource lists publications from various government agencies and national organizations on child physical and sexual abuse, child neglect and maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. Also covered in this resource is legislation, programs, technical assistance, and grant and funding information.

MedlinePlus: Child Abuse
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association
Supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National CASA Association is a network of nearly 1,000 programs that recruit, train and support volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Child Abuse and Maltreatment
This compilation of child abuse and maltreatment resources from NIJ includes ongoing research and future directions, publications, funding opportunities, events, and more.

NCJRS: Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature
NCJRS's Children Exposed to Violence Special Feature contains publications and related resources which focus on children's exposure to violence and the impact such exposure may have on the children.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization.

U.S. Department of Justice: Defending Childhood
The Defending Childhood initiative was launched in September 2010 to address a national crisis: the exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses.

U.S. Department of Justice: Project Safe Childhood
Initiated in May 2006, Project Safe Childhood combines law enforcement efforts, community action, and public awareness to combat child exploitation.

For additional resources on this topic, see the Juvenile Victims and Child Abuse/Exploitation sections of our site, and conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

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