Child Abuse

Pharmacists’ Vital Role in Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse

ABSTRACT: Childhood abuse, which manifests in adverse childhood events such as neglect and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, is widespread in the United States. Each year, the Child Protective Services agency rescues more than one-half million children from maltreatment. Because … Read More

Exploring the Contours of Expert Testimony Regarding Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome

The term “child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome” (CSAAS) was initially coined by psychiatrist Roland Summit in 1983 in an effort to understand the various ways children react to sexual abuse. From an evidentiary perspective, not all states recognize CSAAS as … Read More

Transforming How We Deliver Prevention Services

The 2023/2024 Prevention Resource Guide was created with input from a broad representation of national experts, including national child abuse prevention partners and colleagues on the Federal Inter-Agency Work Group on Child Abuse and Neglect as well as parents with … Read More

How Should Clinicians Minimize Bias When Responding to Suspicions About Child Abuse?

Abstract Clinicians have ethical and legal obligations to report suspected maltreatment of children. A decision to report suspected abuse is one of great ethical, clinical, and legal importance and can weigh heavily on clinicians who have established relationships with a … Read More

Family Support Programs: Promoting Race Equity and Preventing Child Maltreatment

A scoping literature review from Prevent Child Abuse America aims to understand how primary prevention family support programs—particularly evidence-based home visiting programs and family resource centers—actively promote racial equity efforts within their communities. The report Understanding How Family Support Programs Promote … Read More

Indian Child Welfare (ICW)Quarterly and Annual Report

ICW Reporting Form Guides BIA’s decision making. The data collected: What is the ICWA Report? Tribes or Tribal organizations receiving grants under ICWA arerequired to submit data on a quarterly and annual basis (25CFR 23.47) Section on Tribal ICWA programs … Read More

The Indivisibility of Parental and Child Mental Health and Why Poverty Matters

Child mental health difficulties are common, with approximately one in five young people across all ages globally experiencing them. This is a major cause for concern, as child and adolescent mental health problems have deleterious effects, not only on social … Read More

Child Sexual Abuse Material

Federal law prohibits the production, advertisement, transportation, distribution, receipt, sale, access with intent to view, and possession of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Underlying every sexually explicit image or video of a child is abuse, rape, molestation, and/or exploitation. The … Read More

Trauma-Informed Legal Representation for Youth in Sexual-Abuse-to-Prison Pipeline

When we criminalize the behavioral results of trauma, we set in motion a cycle of abuse and imprisonment that has harmful consequences for child victims. A few years ago, the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation (CEASE) Clinic at the … Read More

Immunity for Persons Who Report Child Abuse and Neglect

Among the State plan requirements for establishing eligibility for Federal grants under the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, States are required to provide “immunity from civil or criminal liability under State and local laws and regulations for individuals making good faith … Read More