An Exploratory Analysis of the Notable Activities of U.S. Child Death Review Teams
Child death review teams (CDRTs) focus on the prevention of child deaths, but a comprehensive understanding of their activities is lacking. This exploratory study addressed this gap through a qualitative analysis of reported CDRT activities using the "spectrum of prevention" framework. We collected state-level CDRT reports published 2006-2015, recorded their activities (n = 193), and coded them using the "spectrum of prevention" framework. The highest percentage (64.2%) of activities were categorized under "fostering coalitions and networks." We recommend that CDRTs increase their reporting of activities so others can better understand their potential impact on preventing child deaths.
Douglas, E.M., Ahola, S.B., & Proulx, M.L. (2017). An Exploratory Analysis of the Notable Activities of U.S. Child Death Review Teams. Death Studies, published online May 30, 2017. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2017.1334015
Virtual Commons Citation
Douglas, Emily M.; Ahola, Sarah B.; and Proulx, Morgan L. (2017). An Exploratory Analysis of the Notable Activities of U.S. Child Death Review Teams. In Social Work Faculty Publications. Paper 64.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/socialwork_fac/64