Provides statistics-based child abuse information specifically geared toward practitioners, researchers and parents. Articles discuss causes of physical child abuse in America and the psychological effects of child abuse. Site offers advice on preventative measures, and sections which provide contact information for state organizations, question forums, a newsletter and policy information.
1. “Total Estimated Cost of Child Abuse Neglect in America”
Calculates the financial burden the average American pays for neglected and abused children. Data used from sources such as the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice and the U.S. Census.
2. “Prevention Funding Project: Synthesis of Research on Economic Change, Welfare Reform, and Child Maltreatment”
The evidence of the effect that welfare and economic change has on child maltreatment is covered. The authors found that lower welfare benefits correlated with higher rates of child maltreatment.