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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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 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.
This issue brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway (a service of the Children's Bureau) provides basic information on brain development and the effects of abuse and neglect on that development.