Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment
AUCD advocates for legislation aimed at preventing the abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. AUCD works on the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) and advocates for the funding of CAPTA programs.
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Senator Harkin Draws Attention to Problem of Restraint and Seclusion in Schools and Introduces Bill to Limit Use
Today, Senator Harkin unveiled a new report on the harmful use of restraint & seclusion in schools and introduced legislation to limit these practices.
Enacted on Dec. 20, 2010, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 amends and reauthorizes the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act five years through 2015 and contains strengthened provisions related to primary prevention activities and the nexus between child abuse and disability.
Text of the law, as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
This fact sheet shows up-to-date information on the limited state-level protections from restraint & seclusion for schoolchildren.
This report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States during Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2010. The data were collected and analyzed through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), which is an initiative of the Children?s Bureau.
Letter urging the "Super Committee" to protect funding for child abuse prevention and protective services
AUCD signed onto this letter from the National Child Abuse Coalition urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction ("super committee") to protect funding for programs serving victims of maltreatment.