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The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Toward a Better Approach to Preventing, Identifying, and Addressing Child Maltreatment

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February 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
Though a large majority of child welfare–involved families in the United States are low-income, child welfare services typically receive little attention in major social policy debates. This omission is striking given not only the high costs of child maltreatment to individuals, families, and society, but also evidence suggesting a causal link between income and cases of child abuse and neglect.

This volume of The ANNALS aims to increase awareness of child welfare services in the United States and promote understanding of the broad impacts of related policies. Written by leading child maltreatment and child welfare policy scholars, its articles present concrete recommendations for better preventing, identifying, and addressing child maltreatment in the contexts of both child welfare services and the greater social policy landscape.

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Lawrence M. Berger and Kristen S. Slack
The Contemporary U.S. Child Welfare System(s): Overview and Key Challenges
Sarah A. Font and Kathryn Maguire-Jack
The Scope, Nature, and Causes of Child Abuse and Neglect
Ron Haskins
Child Welfare Financing: What Do We Fund, How, and What Could Be Improved?
Mark F. Testa and David Kelly
The Evolution of Federal Child Welfare Policy through the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018: Opportunities, Barriers, and Unintended Consequences
Brenda Jones Harden, Cassandra Simons Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and Richard Barth
The Child Maltreatment Prevention Landscape: Where Are We Now and Where Should We Go?
Debangshu Roygardner, Kelli N. Hughes, and Vincent J. Palusci
Leveraging Family and Community Strengths to Reduce Child Maltreatment
Megan Feely, Kerri M. Raissian, William Schneider, and Lindsey Rose Bullinger
The Social Welfare Policy Landscape and Child Protective Services: Opportunities for and Barriers to Systems Synergy
Brett Drake, Melissa Jonson-Reid, Maria Gandarilla Ocampo, Maria Morrison, and Daji Dvalishvili
A Practical Framework for Considering the Use of Predictive Risk Modeling in Child Welfare
Kristen S. Slack and Lawrence M. Berger
Who Is and Is Not Served by Child Protective Services Systems: Implications for a Prevention Infrastructure to Reduce Child Maltreatment
Darcey Merritt
How Do Families Experience and Interact with CPS?
Fred Wulczyn
Foster Care in a Life Course Perspective
Alan J. Dettlaff and Reiko Boyd
Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System: Why Do They Exist and What Can Be Done to Address Them?

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