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Paper of the Year 2017: Neighborhood-level Social Processes and Substantiated Cases of Child Maltreatment

Congratulations to Beth Molnar of Northeastern University and her co-authors for winning Paper of the Year in Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal. Their 2016 study looked at a variety of neighborhood data in Chicago to reveal consistent associations between social processes and child maltreatment. Neighborhoods with higher collective efficacy, stronger social networks, and [...]

Paper of the Year 2017: Neighborhood-level Social Processes and Substantiated Cases of Child Maltreatment 2018-02-06T14:34:50+00:00

New February article: Does parental substance abuse always engender risk for children?

Does parental substance use always engender risk for children? Comparing incidence rate ratios of abusive and neglectful behaviors across substance use behavior patterns Nancy J. Kepple Abstract Parental substance use disorder (SUD) is associated with an added risk for child abuse and neglect, but less is understood about how a range of parental use behaviors [...]

New February article: Does parental substance abuse always engender risk for children? 2018-01-22T08:33:38+00:00

New January article: The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes

The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes: A global systematic review and meta-analysis Deborah Fry, Xiangming Fang, Stuart Elliott, Tabitha Casey, Xiaodong Zheng Jiaoyuan, Lani Florian, Gillean McCluskey Abstract This is the first study to estimate the association globally between violence in childhood on educational outcomes, addressing a significant gap in the current [...]

New January article: The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes 2018-01-22T07:44:14+00:00

New November article: The barriers to a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in the United States

The barriers to a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in the United States By Marci A. Hamilton Abstract: There is an often-overlooked but critical factor at the center of institutional child sexual abuse that must be acknowledged and addressed: Adults tend to place the interest of institutions and other adults above the protection of [...]

New November article: The barriers to a national inquiry into child sexual abuse in the United States 2017-11-14T12:29:36+00:00

New August article: The characteristics of reports to the police of child sexual abuse

The characteristics of reports to the police of child sexual abuse and the likelihood of cases proceeding to prosecution after delays in reporting By Judy Cashmore, Alan Taylor, and Patrick Parkinson Abstract: Delays in disclosing and reporting child sexual abuse to the police are common, particularly among males and those who have been abused by [...]

New August article: The characteristics of reports to the police of child sexual abuse 2017-08-21T15:21:13+00:00

New July Article: The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes

The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes: A global systematic review and meta-analysis Deborah Fry, Xiangming Fang, Stuart Elliott, Tabitha Casey, Xiaodong Zheng, Jiaoyuan Li, Lani Florian, Gillean McCluskey Abstract This is the first study to estimate the association globally between violence in childhood on educational outcomes, addressing a significant gap in the current evidence base. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses [...]

New July Article: The relationships between violence in childhood and educational outcomes 2017-07-17T11:15:52+00:00

Small Talk: Identifying communication problems in maltreated children

  Article in June Child Abuse & Neglect Authors: M. Frederico, A.L. Jackson C.M. Black A. Cox B. Joffe Development of speech and language is rapid in early years, yet if developmental problems in speech and language are not addressed they are likely to continue and impact negatively on a child's overall development and their life [...]

Small Talk: Identifying communication problems in maltreated children 2017-06-22T14:28:47+00:00

Open Access Article: Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Mental Health outcomes among Males

Child Abuse & Neglect Volume 66, April 2017, Pages 64–72 The relationship between childhood sexual abuse and mental health outcomes among males: Results from a nationally representative United States sample Sarah Turnera, b, , Tamara Taillieuc, , Kristene Cheungd, , Tracie O. Afifia, b, , Background Few studies have examined the associations between childhood sexual [...]

Open Access Article: Relationship between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Mental Health outcomes among Males 2017-06-01T14:02:09+00:00

Meet our Editor-in-Chief

In this video, Christine Wekerle talks about the importance of child abuse and neglect research. WATCH

Meet our Editor-in-Chief 2017-05-19T08:39:53+00:00

Corporal Punishment and Training Needs: Research Article

Attitudes, beliefs, and perceived norms about corporal punishment and related training needs among members of the “American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children” Catherine A. Taylora, , , Julia M. Fleckmana, Shawna J. Leeb Abstract Hitting children for disciplinary purposes (i.e., spanking or corporal punishment [CP]) is a strong risk factor for child physical [...]

Corporal Punishment and Training Needs: Research Article 2017-05-01T14:37:49+00:00