Child Maltreatment in United States: An Examination of Child Reports and Substantiation Rates

Child Maltreatment in United States: An Examination of Child Reports and Substantiation Rates International Journal of Children’s Rights 17 (2009) 433–444 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/157181809X439437 brill.nl/chil Child Maltreatment in United States: An Examination of Child Reports and Substantiation Rates * John E. Kesner , Gary E. Bingham and Kyong-Ah Kwon Georgia State University Abstract Child maltreatment represents a serious threat to children’s rights and is a grave problem in the US and around the world. It is the second leading cause of death for children in the US. Each year, hundreds of thousands of reports are made to child protective services across the US. A fraction of these reports are made by the alleged victims of child maltreatment. While research into maltreat- ment reporting has generally focused on adult reporters, research on reports made by children themselves has been largely ignored. Data from a national child maltreatment reporting system were analyzed to fi rst describe and then compare reports of maltreatment made by the alleged child victim to other adult reporters. Results indicated that a minority of self-reports are substantiated by child protective services and that the type of maltreatment most often reported by the alleged child victim diff ered signifi cantly from other adult reporters. Diff http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Children's Rights Brill

Child Maltreatment in United States: An Examination of Child Reports and Substantiation Rates

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Brill
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© 2009 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0927-5568
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1571-8182
DOI
10.1163/157181809X439437
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International Journal of Children’s Rights 17 (2009) 433–444 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/157181809X439437 brill.nl/chil Child Maltreatment in United States: An Examination of Child Reports and Substantiation Rates * John E. Kesner , Gary E. Bingham and Kyong-Ah Kwon Georgia State University Abstract Child maltreatment represents a serious threat to children’s rights and is a grave problem in the US and around the world. It is the second leading cause of death for children in the US. Each year, hundreds of thousands of reports are made to child protective services across the US. A fraction of these reports are made by the alleged victims of child maltreatment. While research into maltreat- ment reporting has generally focused on adult reporters, research on reports made by children themselves has been largely ignored. Data from a national child maltreatment reporting system were analyzed to fi rst describe and then compare reports of maltreatment made by the alleged child victim to other adult reporters. Results indicated that a minority of self-reports are substantiated by child protective services and that the type of maltreatment most often reported by the alleged child victim diff ered signifi cantly from other adult reporters. Diff

Journal

The International Journal of Children's RightsBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2009

Keywords: CHILDREN'S RIGHTS; SELF REPORT; CHILD MALTREATMENT

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