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Message ID: 8704
Date: 2010-11-19

Author:Sandra J Bishop-Josef

Subject:First Focus report on Impact of Recessions on Child Maltreatment

Just the messenger, but thought this would be of interest, given that this issue has been discussed on the listserv before. Best, Sandra Bishop-Josef Yale Zigler Center First Focus Spotlight: The Impact of Recessions on Child Maltreatment When the economy takes a downturn, it often hits the most vulnerable children and families the hardest. The recent recession is no exception. This week, First Focus, in partnership with the PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Foundation for Child Development, is drawing attention to the effects of the recession on child well-being by releasing a series of research papers, policy briefs, and hosting a congressional briefing. NEW RESEARCH: CHILD MALTREATMENT Today we are focusing on the impact of the recession on child maltreatment. Recent data from child welfare sources suggest that maltreatment rates continue to fall despite the recession. However, these data are current only as of 2008, and the trends they show may be complicated by several factors, including the downsizing of some child welfare systems due to state fiscal constraints. Worrisome are noticeable spikes in neglect following both the 1990-1991 and 2001 recessions, which are consistent with findings that neglect continues to rise even as the economy begins to recover. Also concerning are recent reports of increasing cases of serious physical abuse being detected at children’s hospitals around the country and recent data tying rising unemployment to rising rates of reported maltreatment. · Download the Report: The Recession and Child Maltreatment http://www.firstfocus.net/library/reports/the-recession-and-child-maltreatment --- POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS: First Focus prepared a companion policy brief to provide recommendations for improving the provision of services to vulnerable children and families as we bounce back from the most recent recession. · Policy Recommendations: Child Maltreatment http://www.firstfocus.net/library/fact-sheets/policy-recommendations-child-maltreatment ________________________________ Katie Peters Vice President, Communications | First Focus 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 900 | Washington, DC 20005 office: 202 657.0685 | mobile: 202 445.4312 Making Children & Families the Priority Sandra J. Bishop-Josef, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center, School of Medicine Yale University 310 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511 Phone: 203-432-9935 FAX: 203-432-7147 E-mail: sandra.bishop@yale.edu www.ziglercenter.yale.edu Please be aware that email communication can be intercepted in transmission or misdirected. Please consider communicating any sensitive information by telephone, fax or mail. The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential. If you are NOT the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately with a copy to hipaa.security@yale.edu and destroy this message.

Just the messenger, but thought this would be of interest, given that this issue has been discussed on the listserv before. Best, Sandra Bishop-Josef Yale Zigler Center First Focus Spotlight: The Impact of Recessions on Child Maltreatment When the economy takes a downturn, it often hits the most vulnerable children and families the hardest. The recent recession is no exception. This week, First Focus, in partnership with the PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Foundation for Child Development, is drawing attention to the effects of the recession on child well-being by releasing a series of research papers, policy briefs, and hosting a congressional briefing. NEW RESEARCH: CHILD MALTREATMENT Today we are focusing on the impact of the recession on child maltreatment. Recent data from child welfare sources suggest that maltreatment rates continue to fall despite the recession. However, these data are current only as of 2008, and the trends they show may be complicated by several factors, including the downsizing of some child welfare systems due to state fiscal constraints. Worrisome are noticeable spikes in neglect following both the 1990-1991 and 2001 recessions, which are consistent with findings that neglect continues to rise even as the economy begins to recover. Also concerning are recent reports of increasing cases of serious physical abuse being detected at children’s hospitals around the country and recent data tying rising unemployment to rising rates of reported maltreatment. · Download the Report: The Recession and Child Maltreatment http://www.firstfocus.net/library/reports/the-recession-and-child-maltreatment --- POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS: First Focus prepared a companion policy brief to provide recommendations for improving the provision of services to vulnerable children and families as we bounce back from the most recent recession. · Policy Recommendations: Child Maltreatment http://www.firstfocus.net/library/fact-sheets/policy-recommendations-child-maltreatment ________________________________ Katie Peters Vice President, Communications | First Focus 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 900 | Washington, DC 20005 office: 202 657.0685 | mobile: 202 445.4312 Making Children & Families the Priority Sandra J. Bishop-Josef, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy Associate Research Scientist, Child Study Center, School of Medicine Yale University 310 Prospect Street New Haven, CT 06511 Phone: 203-432-9935 FAX: 203-432-7147 E-mail: sandra.bishopyale.edu www.ziglercenter.yale.edu Please be aware that email communication can be intercepted in transmission or misdirected. Please consider communicating any sensitive information by telephone, fax or mail. The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential. If you are NOT the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately with a copy to hipaa.securityyale.edu and destroy this message.