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Declining Rates of Child Sexual Abuse and What This Really Means

Show simple item record Chaffin, M., & Jones, L. 2015-09-25T17:40:32Z 2015-09-25T17:40:32Z 2011
dc.identifier.citation Chaffin, M., & Jones, L. (2011). Declining Rates of Child Sexual Abuse and What This Really Means. Huntsville, AL: National Children's Advocacy Center. en_US
dc.description.abstract The past two decades have witnessed some rather remarkable declines in the number of child physical and sexual abuse cases, but not neglect cases, entering child welfare in the United States. Declines on the order of 50% or more have been found. These declines have been observed across child welfare data, law enforcement data, and in population based surveys. The ostensibly good news has sometimes been met with mixed reactions from practitioners and advocates who may see a disconnect between the data and their daily work experiences or who may be concerned that declining abuse rates could lead to corresponding declines in funding or momentum for addressing child maltreatment. Child abuse advocacy has for decades been premised on a collective narrative that the problem is at crisis levels and getting worse. This webinar explores some possible reasons for a disconnect between data and practice experience and what the changes in rates might suggest for future child welfare, provider, and CAC services. Also discussed are alternative advocacy narratives that might be more congruent with the data. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Children's Advocacy Center en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject statistics en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject declining rates en_US
dc.title Declining Rates of Child Sexual Abuse and What This Really Means en_US
dc.type Learning Object en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.type Video en_US

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