A Nation's Shame: Fatal Child Abuse and Neglect in the United States : a Report of U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect : Fifth Report

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The Board, 1995 - Abused children - 248 pages
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Contents

DEDICATION
vii
MISSION AND COMPOSITION OF THE U S ADVISORY
xxi
Conclusion
xxxvi
Introduction
5
Official Underreporting Definitions that Obscure
18
Insufficient Data Collection on Individual Cases
24
Chapter One Recommendations
30
Case
39
How Teams Operate
83
The California Model
89
Helping Surviving Victims
97
Chapter Three References
103
Current Issues
110
Strategies for Improvement
116
Addressing the Perpetrators
123
Chapter Four Recommendations
138

Provision of Available and Necessary Medical Care to Children
45
Few Medical Examiners or Coroners Know How to Detect Child
51
Child Protection Workers are Often Inexperienced Undertrained
55
Increased Use of ImmediateResponse Joint Criminal Investigations
61
Chapter Two Recommendations
67
Chapter Three The Need for a Nationwide System of Child Death
75
The Challenge
146
Appendices
155
Review of Child Fatalities Research and Literature
179
Map List of Child Death Review Team Contacts
205
Appendix E Sample Death Certificate
247

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