One in Ten

Taking Stock: The Plan to End Child Abuse Deaths, Five Years On

August 31, 2021 National Children's Alliance / Amy Harfeld, Lia Russell, Caitlin Andrews Season 3 Episode 12
One in Ten
Taking Stock: The Plan to End Child Abuse Deaths, Five Years On
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Nearly a decade ago, a coalition of national organizations including NCA began strategizing about how to end child abuse fatalities. We passed a bill that established a congressional commission, which issued a report in 2016. Now we're looking at the successes and challenges of that work. What's changed, or not, in five years? What about state reforms? Join us with Amy Harfeld from the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths and reporters Lia Russell and Caitlin Andrews.

Topics:

  • 2016: The plan (1:45)
  • Transparency (18:05)
  • Public policy (23:56)
  • Advice for CACs (28:00)
  • A cluster of deaths (32:15)
  • Another wave of reform? (48:09)

Links:

Amy C. Harfeld, JD, national policy advocate and senior staff attorney, Children's Advocacy Institute; coordinator, National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths

Caitlin Andrews and Lia Russell, investigative reporters, Bangor Daily News

Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, report from the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, March 17, 2016

State and local reforms

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act reauthorization

Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act

Family First Prevention Services Act

Maine ombudsman

After a series of deaths, scrutiny starts again for Maine’s child welfare system,” Lia Russell, Bangor Daily News, June 26, 2021

Legislative watchdog to probe issues raised by Maine child welfare ombudsman,” Caitlin Andrews, Bangor Daily News, August 11, 2021

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2016-2021: Trying to end fatalities
Maine: Are reforms working?
Good examples of transparency
Public policy
Advice for CACs
Maine: A cluster of fatalities
Were Maine reforms effective?
Will there be another wave of reform?
Next episode: Dr. Stephen Cozza