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Responding to Child Abuse & Neglect
Resources to help protect children's safety, support families, and reduce the risk of future harm. Includes information on reporting suspected child abuse and neglect; intake, investigation, and assessment of reports; case management; and responding to child fatalities and families affected by child neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Community partnerships, related resources, and frequently asked questions.
Systems to receive and respond to reports of suspected child abuse and neglect, including mandated reporting.
Intake, investigation, & assessment
Screening and investigating reports, assessing safety and risk, and working with the courts. Includes alternative response systems.
Case management in child protection
Case planning with families, providing services, and closing cases.
Treatment & trauma-informed care
Building trauma-informed systems, assessing and treating traumatized children and families, resources for caseworkers and families, secondary trauma, and training.
Special issues in responding
Responding to child neglect and sexual abuse, and to families affected by domestic violence or substance abuse.
Responding to child fatalities
Investigating and responding in cases of possible child maltreatment deaths, including resources on child death review teams.