Presents summarized information from Child Maltreatment 2019 , a report based on data submissions by State child protective services agencies for Federal fiscal year 2019. Statistics include the number of allegations of mistreatment, the number and outcomes of investigations, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, fatalities, and services.
What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
Outlines the legal definition of child abuse and neglect; the different types of abuse and neglect; and the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect, including human trafficking. It also includes information on how to effectively identify and report maltreatment and refer children who have been maltreated as well as additional resources.
Discusses the factors parents must consider when deciding whether their child is ready to be left home alone as well as tips to help make the experience safe and successful for all. Resources for more information are also included.
Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers
Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, Children's Bureau.
Examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers. It describes the purposes, key decisions, and issues of each stage of the CPS process and strategies for casework supervision, training, and support.
Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities 2019: Statistics & Interventions
Presents statistics and information on child fatalities due to abuse and neglect in the United States during Federal fiscal year 2019 as compiled and reported in Child Maltreatment 2019 . This summary of national and State data includes information on fatalities due to abuse and neglect, child and perpetrator characteristics, and communities' responses to child fatalities.