Learn about the latest national data and research on child maltreatment.


Child Maltreatment Data

The National Incidence Study (NIS) is a congressionally mandated, periodic research effort to assess the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States.  The Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-36) mandated the NIS-4, which collected data in 2005 and 2006.

Child Maltreatment 2014 is the 25th edition of the annual Child Maltreatment report series. is report relies on data states provide through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). NCANDS was established in 1988 as a voluntary national data collection and analysis program to make available state child abuse and neglect information.  

 

LONGSCAN is the acronym for the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect.  In 1989 a call was issued by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect for a multisite, longitudinal study of the antecedents and consequences of abuse and neglect. Under a coordinating center at UNC-Chapel Hill, five US study sites have shared common measurement, study protocols and analysis strategies for over 20 years.


Childhood Trauma

The Defending Childhood Initiative launched in 2010 to address the increasing exposure of America’s children to violence as victims and as witnesses.    

The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being.


Child Abuse & Neglect Spending

This report presents findings from the most recent state child welfare financing survey, which examined federal, state, and local child welfare expenditures in state fiscal year (SFY) 2014.


Member Resources

Source:  American Academy of Pediatrics

Source:  American Academy of Pediatrics

This policy statement details the need for a public health response to preventing, identifying, and treating opioid use for pregnant women.

Source:  Zero to Three

Source:  Zero to Three

This data brief details the results of a state survey of child welfare policies and highlights the importance of regularly assessing and address the physical health, mental health, and developmental needs of maltreated infants and toddlers. 

Source: Zero to Three

Source: Zero to Three

This webinar details the impact of child maltreatment on children's development.