National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement

Teleconference Program

Cosponsored by the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE:

STRATEGIES TO REDUCE RECURRENCE OF MALTREATMENT

THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2006

 

RESOURCES

 

From the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services: www. nrccps.org:

 

Child Maltreatment Recurrence: A Leadership Initiative of the National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment. Principal Developers: John D. Fluke, Ph.D., Dana M. Hollinshead, MPA, MA, Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. Published by National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment, January 2003. Available directly at http://nrccps.org/PDF/MaltreatmentRecurrence.pdf

 

This document states: There are some key features of child

maltreatment and child maltreatment intervention that can probably be relied upon and used to target resources aimed at reducing recurrence. The areas that are reviewed here for possible consideration in addressing program improvement to reduce recurrence include:

    Information System Improvement

    State Policy Improvement

o      Safety and risk assessment

o      Diversified response systems

    Intervention Targeting

o      Characteristics of children

o      Characteristics of perpetrators and families

o      Ongoing service provision

o      Service mechanisms for addressing target populations

    Research and Evaluation

o      Develop an Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure to Monitor/Track Recurrence

o      Identify Target Segments of the Families and Children Served and

Develop Service Intervention Strategies or Frameworks for the Target Populations

o      Assess and Isolate Surveillance Effects

 

Child Maltreatment Recurrence: Supplement to the Briefing Paper on Child Maltreatment Recurrence: A Leadership Initiative of the National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment: National Resource Center on Child Maltreatment. Available directly at

http://nrccps.org/PDF/Recurrence-Supplement.pdf