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  Subjects -> SOCIAL SERVICES AND WELFARE (Total: 236 journals)
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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ACOSS Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 36)
African Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Safety Promotion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Argumentum     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Asian Social Work and Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Journal of Human Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Policing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Ageing Agenda     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal of Emergency Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Australian Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Australian Journal on Volunteering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
AZARBE : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Bienestar     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bakti Budaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
BOCSAR NSW Alcohol Studies Bulletins     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
British Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 103)
Campbell Systematic Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Social Work Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Care Management Journals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Columbia Social Work Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Communities, Children and Families Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Community, Work & Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Comunitania : Revista Internacional de Trabajo Social y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ConCienciaSocial     Open Access  
Contemporary Rural Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Counsellor (The)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Critical and Radical Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Critical Social Work : An Interdisciplinary Journal Dedicated to Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de Trabajo Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Journal of Social Security     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Families in Society : The Journal of Contemporary Social Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Gambling Research: Journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies (Australia)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Geopolitical, Social Security and Freedom Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Global Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Handbook of Social Choice and Welfare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health & Social Care In the Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Housing Policy Debate     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal of Guidance and Counseling     Open Access  
International Journal of Ageing and Later Life     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Care and Caring     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of School Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social Research Methodology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78)
International Journal of Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Social Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Social Security Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Islamic Counseling : Jurnal Bimbingan Konseling Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Janus Sosiaalipolitiikan ja sosiaalityön tutkimuksen aikakauslehti     Open Access  
Journal for Specialists in Group Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Accessibility and Design for All     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Care Services Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Comparative Social Work     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Danubian Studies and Research     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Family Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Forensic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Healthcare Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Human Rights and Social Work     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Language and Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Occupational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 366)
Journal of Policy Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory & Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 231)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Issues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Social Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Journal of Social Service Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 204)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Social Work in the Global Community     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Jurnal Guidena : Journal of Guidance and counseling, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Karya Abdi Masyarakat     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Kontext : Zeitschrift für Systemische Therapie und Familientherapie     Hybrid Journal  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Learning in Health and Social Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Leidfaden : Fachmagazin für Krisen, Leid, Trauer     Hybrid Journal  
Links to Health and Social Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maltrattamento e abuso all’infanzia     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Media Informasi Penelitian Kesejahteraan Sosial     Open Access  
Mental Health and Substance Use: dual diagnosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Migration Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Mortality: Promoting the interdisciplinary study of death and dying     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Mundos do Trabalho     Open Access  
National Emergency Response     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Nonprofit Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
NonProfit Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nordic Social Work Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nordisk välfärdsforskning | Nordic Welfare Research     Open Access  
Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nouvelles pratiques sociales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Nusantara of Research: Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Parity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Partner Abuse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Pedagogia i Treball Social : Revista de Cičncies Socials Aplicades     Open Access  
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 231)
Personality and Social Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Philosophy & Social Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Practice: Social Work in Action     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Prospectiva : Revista de Trabajo Social e Intervención Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psikopedagogia : Jurnal Bimbingan dan Konseling     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Psychoanalytic Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Public Policy and Aging Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Qualitative Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Qualitative Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Race and Social Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Research on Language and Social Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Research on Social Work Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Review of Social Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Revista Brasileira de Tecnologias Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Internacional De Seguridad Social     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Serviço Social em Perspectiva     Open Access  
Science and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Self and Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
SER Social     Open Access  
Service social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Serviço Social & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Sexualidad, Salud y Sociedad (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Skriftserien Socialt Arbejde     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Social Action : The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology     Free   (Followers: 2)
Social and Personality Psychology Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Social Behavior and Personality : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Social Choice and Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Social Cognition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Social Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Social Influence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Justice Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Social Philosophy and Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Social Policy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 198)
Social Science Japan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)

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International Journal on Child Maltreatment : Research, Policy and Practice
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ISSN (Print) 2524-5236 - ISSN (Online) 2524-5244
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  • Heed Neglect, Disrupt Child Maltreatment: a Call to Action for Researchers
    • Abstract: Abstract Child neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment and neglect is present in 80% of the child fatalities attributed to maltreatment. The disruption of child maltreatment must then prioritize neglect prevention. To date, maltreatment prevention efforts have been most effective for physical and sexual abuse. However, traditional prevention strategies and the supporting research have proven to be less effective at preventing neglect. We posit that a new approach of focusing on macro-level factors, such as economies, labor markets, and governmental affairs, should be investigated. These macro-level factors play a key, yet underexplored role in family circumstances, and they strongly influence parents’ ability to consistently provide safe and sufficient environments for their children. Existing research, policies, and programs have successfully improved the health and safety of children in many areas including reducing physical and sexual abuse and reducing child deaths from disease and car accidents. Yet, these strategies have not been implemented in the area of child neglect, partially because the research community does not fully understand the causes of neglect. To inform new directions for child protection, we propose shifting the focus of research on neglect away from individual and family-level factors of indicated populations. And, we suggest focusing on macro-level factors that, while receiving far less attention from researchers, show initial promise for understanding the causal pathways of neglect and identifying policies for universal prevention. We conclude with recommendations for advancing the precision and quality of research in this area.
      PubDate: 2019-09-16
  • Online Requests to Run Away: Prevalence from a Nationally Representative
           Sample of Youth
    • Abstract: Abstract The current study explored the prevalence and characteristics of online requests to run away among a nationally representative sample of youth. The three Youth Internet Safety Surveys (YISS-1, YISS-2, and YISS-3) are detailed and structured telephone questionnaires designed to quantify youth experiences with others via the Internet. A total of 4511 youth were surveyed about their online experiences, including receiving a request to run away. Findings reveal that online requests to run away are rare (n = 36) and that the majority of requests to run away came from peers that youth already knew in person. An important implication of the current study is the inclusion of online risks, including being asked to run away via the Internet, as a topic in extant safety trainings for youth. Understanding how such experiences fit into the broader context of peer relationships and interactions is an important next step.
      PubDate: 2019-09-05
  • Addressing the Relatively Autonomous Relationship Between Child
           Maltreatment and Child Protection Policies and Practices
    • Abstract: Abstract Child protection policies cannot be understood as simple reactions or responses to the phenomena of child maltreatment. They have their own dynamics and determinations to the point where they can be seen to operate quite independently of the phenomena that they are supposed to be trying to prevent. A whole range of political, cultural, and sociological influences come to bare which have the effect of deflecting such policies and systems from recognising the nature of the social problem of child maltreatment. The article develops the argument by summarising a number of both historical and comparative studies of child protection. It also draws upon prevalence studies to demonstrate that the problem is much bigger and more complex than is often assumed. In conclusion, it outlines ways in which this challenge can be addressed.
      PubDate: 2019-08-23
  • Focusing on Basic Needs as a Mechanism to Address Threats to
           Adolescents’ Personal Security
    • Abstract: Abstract Overarching federal legislation and policies are needed that facilitate the integration of resources and interventions for runaway and abandoned adolescents. Despite legislative and public policy initiatives designed to address the needs of this population, implementation is inconsistent across jurisdictions and departments. The goal of this article is to highlight the details that impede forward-thinking mechanisms pertaining to runaway and abandoned youths. We summarize the epidemiology of adolescent maltreatment outcomes as precursors to runaway and abandoned status. We review the societal choices at stake. We describe the contrast between (a) initiatives that promote assurance of fulfillment of adolescents’ basic needs for food and shelter, safety, education, vocational training, and intervention access and (b) sanctions for adolescent misbehavior issued by representatives of juvenile and social service systems. The main priority should be assurance of fulfillment of needs.
      PubDate: 2019-08-23
  • Services Received vs Services Needed by Families in Child Welfare Systems
    • Abstract: Abstract This article compares and contrasts the services needed by families in child welfare systems with the services that families receive. A mixed-methods approach was used to triangulate data from a variety of sources, including administrative databases, case file reviews, and focus groups with child welfare caseworkers and clients. Through this analysis, four overarching themes are explored: (a) perceptions of system-involved families’ needs, (b) engagement of families in service planning, (c) availability and accessibility of services, and (d) the quality and appropriateness of services provided to families. Findings suggest that considerable gaps and barriers exist that prevent system-involved families from receiving the services they need. The manuscript concludes with research and practice recommendations about meeting the service needs of families in child welfare systems.
      PubDate: 2019-07-24
  • The “New Science” of Abusive Head Trauma
    • Abstract: Abstract Claims that new science is changing accepted medical opinion about abusive head injury have been made frequently in the media, legal publications, and in legal cases involving abusive head trauma (AHT). This review analyzes recently published scientific articles about AHT to determine whether this new information has led to significant changes in the understanding, evaluation, and management of children with suspected AHT. Several specific topics are examined as follows: serious or fatal injuries from short falls, specificity of subdural hematoma for severe trauma, biomechanical explanations for findings, the specificity of retinal hemorrhages, the possibility of cerebral sinus thrombosis presenting with signs similar to AHT, and whether vaccines can produce such findings. We conclude (a) that the overwhelming weight of recent data does not change the fundamental consensus, (b) that abusive head trauma is a significant source of morbidity and mortality in children, (c) that subdural hematomas and severe retinal hemorrhages are commonly the results of severe trauma, (d) that these injuries should prompt an evaluation for abuse when identified in young children without a history of such severe trauma, and (e) that short falls, cerebral sinus thrombosis, and vaccinations are not plausible explanations for findings that raise concern for abusive head trauma.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Does Informal Social Control Deter Child Abuse' A Comparative Study of
           Koreans and Russians
    • Abstract: Abstract Evidence that informal social control by neighbors is negatively associated with child maltreatment is increasing, but extant studies are almost entirely cross-sectional and observational. We developed an experimental protocol for this vignette study to assess the effect of perceived informal social control on self-estimated probability of physical child abuse. Probability proportional to size cluster sampling of neighborhoods was used to obtain an experimental sample of 100 fathers from Seoul and 102 parents from Novosibirsk. In the experimental protocol, participants were told that the informal social control of child maltreatment scale was the most important scale, and that they had hence been given an example of the form “filled out by a neighbor.” Participants were randomly assigned to high or low social control by neighbors, provided the questionnaire, and were debriefed afterwards. Random effects regression models found a significant interaction between the treatment and perpetrator status in Seoul. Informal social control appears to have the desired deterrent effect on those who have perpetrated abuse. However, consistent with forensic research on those who are incorrectly accused of crime, results for non-perpetrators did not conform to this pattern.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Psychological Security in At-Risk Youth: Attachment, Emotion Regulation,
           and PTSD Symptom Severity
    • Abstract: Abstract Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be influenced by attachment insecurities and dysfunctional emotion regulation strategies in children at risk for mental health difficulties, such as children in foster care or in low socioeconomic status (SES) homes. Yet relatively little research exists on attachment and emotion regulation in at-risk adolescents, including in youth with foster care experience. We examined attachment dimensions (attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety) and emotion regulation strategies (expressive emotion suppression and cognitive reappraisal) as predictors of PTSD symptom severity in a sample of 17-year-olds in foster care (n = 146) compared to a low SES sample of 17-year-olds with no foster care experience (n = 83). Greater attachment avoidance and greater attachment anxiety were associated with higher PTSD symptom severity scores regardless of foster care status. Cognitive reappraisal was associated with less severe PTSD symptoms for foster and non-foster youth. Policy and practice implications for at-risk youth’s rights to psychological security are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Lessons Learned from High-Quality Residential Care Centers Around the
           World: A Visual Story
    • Abstract: Abstract Evidence shows that orphaned and separated children (OSC) in resource-poor societies are more likely to experience maltreatment in the forms of neglect, discrimination, malnutrition, and emotional, physical, and sexual abuse than their non-orphaned peers. As the number of OSC rapidly increases in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), it is important not to discount high-quality residential care centers (RCCs) as suitable options on the continuum of alternative care for OSC. This statement should not be taken to mean that residential care is always the best care option for OSC but that all alternative care options should be carefully evaluated to determine the best and most suitable fit for a child and their current needs. This essay uses photos as well as empirical data and non-empirical observations from several modern-day high-quality RCCs in LMICs to gather lessons and best practices on how to address child maltreatment. In summary, the high-quality RCCs in LMICs observed typically focused on holistically enriching and improving their centers at the child, organizational, and environmental levels to the greatest extent possible.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Participatory Action Research: Confidentiality and Attitudes of Victimized
           Young People Unknown to Child Protection Agencies
    • Abstract: Abstract This study explores views of young child abuse survivors, whose abuse was unknown to child protection, about confidentiality. Survivors involved with charity Eighteen And Under (n = 185) were invited to participate. A total of 140 participated. Eight aged 12–20, two males and 6 females chose involvement as researchers and participants and 132 aged 11–30, 25 males, 114 females and one non-gendered chose participant involvement. Eighty-five percent (n = 117) were survivors of child sexual abuse and 15% (n = 23) were survivors of child abuse. Utilizing participatory action research, researchers designed and analyzed qualitative and quantitative data gathered through surveys, interviews, focus groups, online-chats and graffiti walls. A social construction thematic approach analyzed data. Inter-rater reliability was maximized through independent data analysis. The results showed that participants, particularly males and under 16 s, wanted greater protection of confidentiality. Males were less likely to disclose sexual abuse. Two superordinate themes were identified: (a) limited confidentiality led to fear of loss of control and trust and (b) retractions of abuse and higher levels of confidentiality led to talking openly, feeling respected and believed and a sense of control and empowerment. Two further themes were identified from young researcher reports: improved self-esteem and positive life changes. In conclusion, young people unknown to services want greater confidentiality than is currently offered. Participative research was emancipatory, and further participatory research with young CSA survivors is needed.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Effects of Interviewer Support on Maltreated and At-Risk Children’s
           Memory and Suggestibility
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study examined the effects of interviewer support on the memory and suggestibility of children (N = 71), all of whom were involved in child maltreatment investigations. This was accomplished by questioning 3- to 12-year olds (66% African American) about a game played individually with an experimenter at the end of the maltreatment investigation, so that the results did not affect any evaluations or legal proceedings. After the game, the children were interviewed in a warm and engaging high support manner or in a relatively formal and withdrawn low support fashion--the latter, likely considered by some as “neutral” in child forensic interviews. Typical age effects emerged overall; for example, with the preschool (compared to school-aged) children providing fewer correct units of information in free recall and making more errors to specific and misleading questions. However, findings also varied in relation to interviewer support and type of question. To specific questions, older (but not younger) children in the low (compared to high) interviewer support condition made more omission errors, possibly due to the interviewer’s low support resulting in a “no bias” for older children in answering these questions. To misleading questions, younger (but not older) children in the high (compared to low) support condition made significantly more commission errors. The elevated commission error rate in the high support group appeared to be driven by a small number of 3- and 4-year-olds who had a “yes-bias” when answering misleading questions. Implications for children’s accuracy in maltreatment investigations and for children’s psychological and physical security are discussed.
      PubDate: 2019-07-01
  • Generating Essentials for Childhood : New Roles in Child Protection for
           the U.S. Federal Government and the Public Health Sector
    • PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Implementing the Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Establishing Safe,
           Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments in North Carolina:
    • Abstract: Abstract Achieving population level reductions in children maltreatment may require a statewide, systems level approach to create safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for all children. To assess this approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funded five states from 2013 to 2018 to implement a collective impact approach centered around four goals 1) Raise awareness and commitment to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent child maltreatment; 2) Use data to inform action; 3) Create the context for healthy children and families through norms change and evidence-based, trauma-informed programs; 4) Create the context for healthy children and families through policies. This paper describes North Carolina’s approach to achieving these goals, including the functions of the backbone organization(s), how the initiative identified stakeholders and developed a shared agenda, how the workgroups operated and what they achieved, communication strategies implemented, and other accomplishments achieved by the initiative. We also discuss successes and challenges faced by the NC Essentials for Childhood initiative.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Accomplishing Great Things Together: a Cross-State Synthesis of Essentials
           for Childhood Grantees’ Efforts to Prevent Child Maltreatment
    • Abstract: Abstract The purpose of CDC’s Essentials for Childhood (EfC) initiative was to assure safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent child maltreatment. SciMetrika supported the evaluation of this initiative by collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting data on Essentials for Childhood grantees’ efforts to implement the four primary goals of CDC’s Essentials for Childhood Framework using a collective impact approach. In this article, we report quantitative and qualitative findings from our analysis of data sources collected from funded states over the five-year period. Further, we describe key successes and barriers to implementing the EfC framework at the state level using the collective impact model. These lessons learned can be applied to other state-level initiatives looking to implement a public health framework to address a complex social issue.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Evaluating Colorado’s Essentials for Childhood Project through a
           Collective Impact Lens
    • Abstract: Abstract This case study examines the development of the Colorado Essentials for Childhood project, a collective impact effort to prevent child maltreatment, over a five-year period (September 2013–August 2018). We conducted semi-structured key informant interviews with 26 project stakeholders to understand how the project’s priorities evolved, along with the challenges it enountered and the success it achieved. Interviewees included members of the Leadership Action Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention representatives, and staff employed by the project during its entire history. Enabling authors to use NVivo 12 to organize and code interview transcripts, a transcription service transcribed each recorded interview. This paper summarizes the Colorado experience in the context of the five conditions for collective impact success (a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support organizations) with the intent of informing other similar efforts. The review of this evaluation offers recommendations for future directions and how to overcome similar challenges in implementing a collective impact approach, particularly in a limited resource environment.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • California Essentials for Childhood Case Study: Collective Impact Through
           Strategic Opportunities
    • Abstract: Abstract This case study describes the formation, process, and implementation of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative. Major successes and challenges of the EfC Initiative are highlighted, as well as lessons learned and future directions. Grounded in a collective impact organizing model, the EfC Initiative brought a public health lens to addressing child maltreatment in California with an emphasis on primary prevention and social determinants of health. The public health perspective allows for broader policy and systems change approaches that can have population-level impacts. This perspective was embraced by partner organizations in ways that will have lasting influence and help to align cross-sector efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. The EfC Initiative was also successful in developing new Childhood Adversity and Resilience metrics for Kidsdata.org and local dashboards that provide actionable data for local partners. However, it was challenging to operate under a collective impact structure in a state as geographically and demographically diverse as California. The lessons learned will inform the next steps for the EfC Initiative.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Essentials for Childhood: Planting the Seeds for a Public Health Approach
           to Preventing Child Maltreatment
    • Abstract: Abstract Public health addresses child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences by focusing primarily on preventing them from happening in the first place; understanding and addressing their individual, relational, community, and societal causes using the best available scientific evidence; and engaging in large-scale, multi-sector partnerships. Such large scale efforts require bringing together a compelling narrative, relationships, and strategy. This article describes how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used a public health approach to develop a narrative, relationships, and strategy to prevent child maltreatment.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Kansas Power of the Positive
    • Abstract: Abstract In this case study, we have summarized how we established a cross-sector partnership, agreed on a shared vision of all Kansas children living in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments, a shared commitment to reduce the number of children exposed to 3+ ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to under 10% by 2020, identified six strategies for accomplishing this commitment and organized two workgroups to implement these strategies. As a result, we saw increased dissemination of information on ACEs and use of consistent messaging, changes in partners’ organizations, and increased funding for evidence-based programs. With limited resources but considerable enthusiasm, Kansas has made great strides towards changing mindsets about safe, stable, nurturing, relationships and environments and creating a platform for supporting family-friendly policy change.
      PubDate: 2019-03-01
  • Children’s Rights and the Circle of Caring
    • Abstract: Abstract In considering the morality of public policy, including child protection policy, one must go beyond the logic of the content underlying moral judgments. It is at least as important to discuss the breadth of the circle of care—the scope of application of norms of human dignity, as illustrated by human rights law. In essence, we must exercise due care in determining not only what human decency demands but also to whom the Golden Rule applies. This point was vividly illustrated by the Trump administration’s barbaric policy of separation of parents and children as a deterrent to illegal immigration to the United States. In building more sensible and sensitive child protection policy, we must remain vigilant in affirming the humanity of children in general and, in particular, those who live in exceptionally difficult circumstances or whose families are in groups especially vulnerable to injustice.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
  • Is the U.S. National Decline in Child Physical Abuse Attributable to the
           Decline in Intimate Partner Violence and Births to Adolescent Mothers'
    • Abstract: Abstract Rates of intimate partner violence (IPV), child physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent births, have declined dramatically since 1993. Research has confirmed increased risk of physical and psychological abuse of children living in homes with IPV or with adolescent parents. We wondered how much of the decline observed in child abuse substantiations could be attributed to reductions in IPV and adolescent childbearing. Accordingly, we examined the rates of substantiated abuse for each U.S. state for the period 2001–2013, as state-level estimates for both IPV and teen pregnancy rates were also available for this period. We modeled the reduction in substantiated child physical, sexual, and psychological abuse by state and combined these data for a national estimate. With a national decline in substantiated child physical abuse of 182.9 cases per 1000,000 children for the period from 2001 to 2013, 7.5% of the decline was attributable to the decline in adolescent births, and 4.9% could be attributed to the decline in IPV. The reduction in births to adolescents was also associated with 9.5% of the reduction in substantiated sexual abuse over the same years. Policy efforts to reduce IPV and adolescent births appear also to have contributed to a decline in child maltreatment.
      PubDate: 2018-11-01
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