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Tag Archives: Commission

Child neglect commission releases final report

By Paul R. Pace, News staff An estimated four to eight children die from abuse and neglect every day in the U.S.  Approximately half of these children are less than a year old and 75 percent are less than 3 years old. These are some of the findings from “Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and ... Read More »

Commission seeks data standards in child maltreatment cases

By Paul R. Pace, News staff There were 1,620 child maltreatment deaths reported in 2012, but research suggests that the real number may be under reported by 1,000 or more children because of a lack of consistency in how child deaths are documented across the U.S. Improving standards of data collection in child maltreatment deaths is a major goal of ... Read More »

Hearings provide feedback for Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

By Paul R. Pace, News staff Participation at public hearings to develop a national strategy to eliminate child maltreatment deaths has exceeded expectations, said NASW member Michael Petit, president of Every Child Matters Education Fund. Petit and social worker Marilyn Bruguier Zimmerman, director of the National Native Children’s Trauma Center, serve on the 12-member Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and ... Read More »

Commission to address child fatalities holds first meeting

By Rena Malai, News staff NASW nominated several people to serve on the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, which was created by the bipartisan Protect Our Kids Act. NASW was involved in getting the act passed into law last year. Two of the commissioners NASW nominated are social worker Michael Petit, an NASW member and president of ... Read More »

Social Work and Aging Updates

Sandra Edmonds Crewe, professor at the Howard University School of Social Work, served on the steering committee for and presented at the Workshop on Research Gaps and Opportunities for Exploring the Relationship of the Arts to Health and Well-Being in Older Adults in September in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, National Institutes of ... Read More »