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Focus on Poverty & Classroom Supplement 37(2), September 2021 Preventing child maltreatment and neglect in the United States: Opportunities for change

The articles in this issue of Focus on Poverty draw from a November 2020 volume of the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, edited by IRP affiliates Lawrence Berger and Kristen Slack. Here, we highlight aspects of the edited volume’s central theme: finding better approaches to preventing, identifying, and addressing child maltreatment.

Introduction to the issue

Documenting experiences and interactions with Child Protective Services, by Darcey H. Merritt

Scanning the child maltreatment landscape, by Brenda Jones Harden, Cassandra Simons, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and Richard P. Barth

Creating systems synergy across the social welfare policy landscape, by Megan Feely, Kerri M. Raissian, William Schneider, and Lindsey Rose Bullinger


Child Maltreatment & Child Welfare System, Children, Family & Partnering, Inequality & Mobility, Parenting, Racial/Ethnic Inequality


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