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The Extent of Evidence-Based Information about Child Maltreatment Fatalities in Social Science Textbooks.
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PMID:  24066634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Previous research has established that child welfare workers lack important information about child maltreatment fatalities and risk factors leading to death. Further, training has not been associated with improvements in knowledge. The authors assessed the presence of evidence-based information about child maltreatment fatalities and risk factors for death in 24 social science textbooks about child abuse and neglect or child welfare. The results indicate that basic information, such as definitions and incidence rates of child maltreatment fatalities are routinely included in social science textbooks, but information about child, parent, and household risk factors are not, and that inaccurate information is often included. Implications of the findings are discussed.
Emily M Douglas; Patricia J Serino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of evidence-based social work     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1543-3722     ISO Abbreviation:  J Evid Based Soc Work     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101197676     Medline TA:  J Evid Based Soc Work     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  447-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
a School of Social Work, Bridgewater State University , Bridgewater , Massachusetts , USA.
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