HD FS 258 Lecture 26: CMAS/HDFS 258 Lecture 26

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CMAS 258
Lecture 26
Accurate Estimates of Child Maltreatment
Review
NCANDS
o Only reports on harm
o Reports every year
Can look at total prevalence in various years
NIS-4
o Does not assume that all cases of child maltreatment are reported to Child
Protective Services
o Go out in community
Talk to:
Police officers
Schools
Psychology offices
Health care centers
o Know there are more incidents than what is reported
o Reported, but don’t get solved
o Reports every 10 years
Similarities and differences
o Results
o Methods
o Conclusions
National Self-Report Surveys
Finkelhor et al (2013)
o Telephone survey of 4503 children and adolescents
o Past year and lifetime victimization rates
o 4 main types of child maltreatment
Table 3 Self-report Child Maltreatment in Past Year
Girls
Boys
Physical abuse
2.9
4.5*
Sexual abuse
0.3
0.0*
Emotional abuse
9.2
6.9
Neglect
6.0
6.9
Rates by Different Methods
Past year rates of child maltreatment per 1000:
o NCANDS = 9.4
Lowest rate
o NIS-4 = 17.1
o Finkelhor et al (2013) = 13.8
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