Using the NCANDS Dataset to Test Three Theoretical Models of Fatal Child Maltreatment
In my proposal for the 2013 CARS Summer Grant, I proposed to examine three theoretical models to explain fatal child maltreatment: parent psychopathology, social/economic stress, and child behavior problems. I stated that the results of this study would yield important information about understanding risk for maltreatment fatalities. In order to write this paper, I used data from the 2010 National Child Abuse & Neglect Data Set, a national data set of children and their families who came into contact with child protective services in 2010. I completed the analyses and write-up of the proposed project, now titled Testing Three Theoretical Models of Fatal Child Maltreatment Among a Sample of Children Known to Child Protective Services and have submitted the paper to the journal Child Maltreatment. I have also proposed to present this research at the Society for Social Work Research in January 2014.
Douglas, Emily M. (2013). Using the NCANDS Dataset to Test Three Theoretical Models of Fatal Child Maltreatment. CARS Summer Grants. Item 158.