Presents sources of data on the abuse and neglect of children in foster care and other out-of-home care settings, such as residential or institutional facilities. Resources include State and local examples.
United States. Children's Bureau.
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The number of children who received a child protective services investigation or alternative response increased 10% from 2013 (3,184,000) to 2017 (3,501,000).
The number and rate of victims fluctuated during the past 5 years. The national rounded number of victims increased 2.7% from 2013 (656,000) to 2017 (674,000).
The percentage of child abuse and neglect victims with the caregiver alcohol misuse risk factor increased from 10.6% to 12.1% from 2015-2017. The percentage of victims with the drug abuse caregiver risk factor increased from 27.1% to 30.8% from 2015-2017.
Child Maltreatment 2017 includes information on reports made to child protective services (CPS) agencies, the demographics of the children involved, the types of maltreatment, CPS responses, the number of fatalities, child and caregiver risk factors, perpetrators of abuse and neglect, and available services.
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Prevalence of Maltreatment Among Youths in Public Sectors of Care
Miller, Green, Fettes, & Aarons (2011)
Child Maltreatment, 16(3)
Examines multiple types of maltreatment across five public sectors of care using data from youths aged 11 to 18 enrolled in one of the five sectors.
Protecting Children: A Review of Investigations of Institutional Child Abuse and Neglect (PDF - 1040 KB)
New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate (2008)
Reports on cases of abuse in out-of-home settings during 2007 in New Jersey. Results address the effectiveness of the reporting and investigating procedures for these cases and suggestions on how to improve processes.