Performance Improvement 2013-2014. To What Extent Do Abuse or Neglect Recur in the 18 Months After an Investigation of Child Maltreatment?


Researchers summarized recurring reports of abuse or neglect that occurred after the initial maltreatment investigation that brought the child into care, as well as child and caregiver reports of aggression and violence in the home within the 12 months prior to the later interviews.

Twenty percent of the children had at least one recurring report of abuse or neglect. Among those children, at least one recurring report was substantiated for 27 percent. For children who remained in their own homes following the maltreatment allegation, three-quarters of their caregivers reported using psychological aggression on self-report questionnaires. Almost half reported using minor physical assault or corporal punishment, and about one-fifth reported neglect. Children ages 11-17 reported on their own experiences of aggression or violence at home within the previous 12 months. Almost a third experienced minor physical assault or corporal punishment, about one in ten reported severe physical assault from a caregiver, and 8.2 percent reported very severe physical assault.

Report Title: National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW) –Wave 2 Report: Child Safety
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Mary Bruce Webb, 202-205-8628
Performer: RTI
Record ID: 9986 (March 30, 2013)

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