Improving Child Abuse Reporting and Treatment for Military Families

Improving Child Abuse Reporting and Treatment for Military Families.
Policy Lab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
2017
http://policylab.chop.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/publications/Improving_Child_Abuse_Reporting_Military_Families_Brief.pdf

THE U.S. ARMY MAY NOT KNOW THE TRUE RATE OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN ITS MILITARY FAMILIES.
As recently as 2014, the U.S. military reported rates of child abuse and neglect that were 45 percent lower than those of the general civilian population. However, recent PolicyLab research suggests that the U.S. Army may be unaware of a large proportion of child maltreatment cases among its families because of a breakdown in communication between health care providers, state-based civilian Child Protective Services (CPS), and the military’s welfare agency, the Family Advocacy Program (FAP).