Child Maltreatment Deaths in the U.S. National Child Death Review Case Reporting System
Palusci & Covington (2014)
Child Abuse and Neglect, 38(1)
Highlights the number of cases in which child maltreatment caused or contributed to a fatality and describes how aggregating information from child death reviews offers important insights into understanding and preventing future deaths.
Child Maltreatment Fatalities Related to Inadequate Caregiver Supervision
Damashek & Drass & Bonner (2014)
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(11)
Discusses the large proportion of child maltreatment deaths that are related to inadequate caregiver supervision and presents findings regarding the type of perpetrators, child age, and the number of children living in the home. The article also suggests that interventions to assist caregivers in providing appropriate levels of supervision may be important for reducing children’s risk for death.
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Fatal Child Abuse (chapter 5 in Handbook of Child Maltreatment)
Krugman & Lane (2014)
Reviews the current literature on the epidemiology of fatal child abuse, the role of child death investigations in ascertaining the causes of death, the causes of child abuse fatalities, and current prevention efforts. The chapter provides recommendations for reducing the rates of fatal child abuse, including parent education in the newborn period, new parent support via home visitation, and community involvement in promoting healthy families.
The Role of Neglect in Child Fatality and Serious Injury
Brandon & Bailey & Belderson & Larsson (2014)
Child Abuse Review, 23(4)
Explores the catastrophic neglect of children and describes issues regarding relationships between parents/caregivers and children and between parents/caregivers and professionals.