Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003 and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of 2010: A policy analysis
by Samuel, Diana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 64; 1523104
Abstract (Summary)

This study was a policy analysis of the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of2003 and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Reauthorization Act of2010. These Acts are part of the legislation addressing the issues of child abuse in the United States. The policy establishes a definition of child abuse and neglect in the nation and provides funding to states for the prevention, investigation, and follow-up of child maltreatment.

The researcher used secondary data to analyze the policy and impact on child welfare in the United States. The legislation was analyzed using a modified version of David Gil's model and methodology for social policy analysis. The analysis included an overview on the historical events that have led to the legislation. Outcomes of the policies have demonstrated that although child abuse is being addressed, funding has hindered some of the programs for prevention services.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Brocato, Jolae, Wilson, Steve
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies, Public policy
Keywords: Child abuse prevention, Treatment act
Publication Number: 1523104
ISBN: 978-1-303-20314-5
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