Child Maltreatment Fatalities in the United States: Four by Emily M. Douglas

By Emily M. Douglas

This publication makes a speciality of the prevention of kid abuse and forget deaths within the U.S. In 2013 1,520 childrens died from maltreatment. This publication defines baby maltreatment fatalities (CMFs) and discusses the superiority of deaths within the U.S. over the past numerous a long time. It addresses the recognized probability components for maltreatment deaths together with baby, dad or mum, the parent-child dating, and family threat elements. the focus of the ebook addresses the responses and interventions which were installed position that allows you to hinder CMFs: the kid welfare career, baby loss of life evaluation groups, refuge legislation, felony justice responses, public schooling, and new, federal efforts within the U.S. to minimize CMFs within the U.S. The booklet finishes by way of making innovations for researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers approximately the best way to hinder deadly maltreatment between little ones within the U.S.

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Specifically, on the right vertical axis is the total number of children who died from maltreatment each year. On the left vertical axis is the rate of children who died from maltreatment. S. S. Department of Health & Human Services) 18 2 What Is Fatal Child Maltreatment? 34 in 2009, despite the fact that this was during a time when child fatalities was on the decline, overall (Murphy, Xu, & Kochanek, 2013). S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). These rates are high compared to other European and western nations.

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4% are foster parents. S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2012). Thus, children are overwhelmingly killed by the adults in their lives who are charged with the responsibility of caring for and protecting them. , 1994; Palusci & Covington, 2014). Women are most likely to perpetrate or be responsible for the deaths of children. S. 4% of the time. Similar rates were found in a recent study of cases examined by child death review teams in 23 states. Among all maltreatment deaths, the perpetrator was female 52% of the time; among instances where neglect was present, the perpetrator was female 85% of the time; among instances where physical abuse was present, the perpetrator was female 26% of the time (Palusci & Covington, 2014).

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