Risk Assessment as a Practice Method in Child Protective Services
English, Diana J., Pecora, Peter J., Child Welfare
Child welfare agencies have been overwhelmed in recent years by a significant increase in child abuse and neglect referrals. In 1987, the American Humane Association estimated an increase in referrals of 180% during the ten-year period from 1976 to 1986 [American Humane Association 1987]. In 1991, after an extensive national review of child abuse and neglect, Congress found that the number of children who experience child abuse and neglect had increased dramatically and "that many of these children and families fail to receive adequate protection or treatment" [National Commission Report 1990]. In 1990 it was estimated that two and one-half million children in the United States were …
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Publication information: Article title: Risk Assessment as a Practice Method in Child Protective Services. Contributors: English, Diana J. - Author, Pecora, Peter J. - Author. Journal title: Child Welfare. Volume: 73. Issue: 5 Publication date: September 1994. Page number: 451. © 2007 Child Welfare League of America, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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