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The Sociology of Child Abuse
Dictionary of the Social Sciences
Center on Children and the Law (American Bar Association)
Improves the lives of children through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice, and public policy. Includes links to information on resources, projects, initiatives and publications of the ABA Center on Children and the Law.
Center for Effective Discipline
Information on the effects of corporal punishment on children and effective alternatives. Resources include information for parents and schools, information about legal and religious questions, and links to related resources, including a list of countries that have outlawed the physical punishment of children.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
"Policy research that benefits children, families, and their communities". Researchers study and report on economic programs for youth and families, child welfare services, community resources for child and youth development, community development strategies, and education.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides information to help "learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse and [...] find out where to get help for the children and their caregivers."
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet
"This information packet was developed for sexual violence prevention educators, advocates, and their allied partners in public health and other disciplines. The packet contains resources to support the prevention of child sexual abuse and draws from research on child sexual abuse prevention programming, child sexual abuse risk and protective factors, and the public health model of prevention."
Crimes Against Children
"Based at the University of New Hampshire, CCRC provides research and statistics to the public, policy makers, law enforcement personnel, and other child welfare practitioners. CCRC is concerned with research about the nature of crimes including child abduction, homicide, rape, assault, and physical and sexual abuse as well as their impact."
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
"The mission of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) is to facilitate the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. By making data available to increasing numbers of researchers, NDACAN seeks to provide an accessible and scientifically productive means for researchers to explore important issues in the child maltreatment field."
Prevent Child Abuse
Building awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation's children.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Offers resources on child abuse and neglect, including definitions, identification of signs and symptoms, statistics and data, risk and protective factors, perpetrators, the impact on individuals and society, and fatalities.
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