Of the nearly 800,000 neglected or abused children in 2007, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports 59 percent of those children suffered neglect, 11 percent were physically abused, 8 percent were sexually abused and 4 percent were emotionally or psychologically abused. Numbers alone don’t tell the whole story: 13 percent of those children were the victims of multiple types of abuse.
California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting tackle abuse and neglect at board-and-care centers for the developmentally disabled.
Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time by Carissa Phelps and Larkin Warren tells the story of a girl who was kidnapped at age 12 and forced into prostitution. The memoir details Carissa Phelps' journey from runaway to success story and illuminates the problem of sex trafficking in America.
The study tallies the financial costs of child abuse and neglect and estimates the economic implications for victims and society.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Neglect and Abuse, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
The report suggests that toxic stress has lifelong developmental consequences for kids.
The study suggests that child abuse investigations do not successfully reduce risk for future violence or abuse, and are in fact associated with increased depression in mothers.
In the past two decades, the number of maltreated children in the U.S. has fallen steadily, but there is no consensus in the field that explains the steep decline.
The report finds that TANF, the nation's primary welfare program, does not adequately aid victims of domestic violence.
The guide highlights key protective factors that prevent child abuse and neglect.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
The report summarizes the effects of and misconceptions about fear-eliciting experiences that occur early in life.
The national study finds that nearly one-third of prostituted juveniles taken into custody by police are treated more as criminal offenders than as victims.
A survey on the "choking game," which led to 82 deaths in 31 states from 1995 to 2007.
The brief finds that rural families that that have been reported of child abuse are more likely than urban families to be headed by a single parent and endure economic and family stress.
The study finds that abuse in childhood is strongly linked to migraines and other pain disorders in adulthood.
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