On Racial Disparities in Child Abuse Reports: Exploratory Mapping the 2018 NCANDS

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Year Published
Author (Individual)
Luken, A., Nair, R., & Fix, R.L.
Author (Organization)
Child Maltreatment
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format

Research suggests children from non-White and Hispanic/Latinx communities are at higher risk for child maltreatment. This study identified states where children from specific non-White communities were overrepresented in child protective services reports for child physical, sexual, and emotional/psychological abuse. The authors found disparities for children from non-White communities in many states, especially for Black communities. Results from their exploratory mapping provide insight into how preventive resources might be differentially allocated to non-White communities. 

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