Professors Berger and Slack Guest Edit Journal Issue Addressing Child Maltreatment

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Dr. Lonnie Berger
Dr. Kristi Slack

Professors Lonnie Berger and Kristi Slack guest edited a special issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Toward a Better Approach to Preventing, Identifying, and Addressing Child Maltreatment. Contents are currently open and include their article, “The Contemporary U.S. Child Welfare System(s): Overview and Key Challenges.”

Also, on March 23rd from 2-3:30 (CST), there will be a panel discussion about the issue, featuring four of the author teams. More information to be shared soon.

Additional articles in this issue:

“The Scope, Nature, and Causes of Child Abuse and Neglect,” Sarah A. Font and Kathryn Maguire-Jack

“Child Welfare Financing: What Do We Fund, How, and What Could Be Improved?” Ron Haskins

“The Evolution of Federal Child Welfare Policy through the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018: Opportunities, Barriers, and Unintended Consequences,” Mark F. Testa and David Kelly

“The Child Maltreatment Prevention Landscape: Where Are We Now, and Where Should We Go?” Brenda Jones Harden, Cassandra Simons, Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, and Richard Barth

“Leveraging Family and Community Strengths to Reduce Child Maltreatment,” Debangshu Roygardner, Kelli N. Hughes, and Vincent J. Palusci

“The Social Welfare Policy Landscape and Child Protective Services: Opportunities for and Barriers to Creating Systems Synergy,”  Megan Feely, Kerri M. Raissian, William Schneider, and Lindsey Rose Bullinger

“A Practical Framework for Considering the Use of Predictive Risk Modeling in Child Welfare,” Brett Drake, Melissa Jonson-Reid, 162 María Gandarilla Ocampo, Maria Morrison, and Darejan (Daji) Dvalishvili

“Who Is and Is Not Served by Child Protective Services Systems? Implications for a Prevention Infrastructure to Reduce Child Maltreatment,” Kristen S. Slack and Lawrence M. Berger

“How Do Families Experience and Interact with CPS?” Darcey H. Merritt

“Foster Care in a Life Course Perspective,” Fred Wulczyn

“Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System: Why Do They Exist, and What Can Be Done to Address Them?” Alan J. Dettlaff and Reiko Boyd






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