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Child Abuse and Neglect

A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and
Neglect: The Foundation for Practice

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  1. Purpose and Overview
  2. small popup bubbleWhat are the Philosophical Tenets of Child Protection?
  3. small popup bubbleWhat is Child Maltreatment?
  4. What is the Scope of the Problem?
  5. small popup bubbleWhat Factors Contribute to Child Abuse and Neglect?
  6. What are the Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect?
  7. What Can Be Done to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect?
  8. small popup bubbleWhich Laws and Policies Guide Public Intervention in Child Maltreatment?
  9. small popup bubbleWhat Does the Child Protection Process Look Like?
  10. Who Should Be Involved in Child Protection at the Community Level?
  11. How Can Organizations Work Together to Protect Children?


  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations
  3. Concerned with Child Maltreatment
  4. State Toll-Free Telephone Numbers for Reporting Child Abuse