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.

Scroll down to see legislation, resources, letters and related links.

 
 

News

 

3/2/2015

AUCD signed on to a Letter to Congressional Leaders Supporting Extended funding for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

AUCD signed onto a Letter as a member of the National Child Abuse Coalition to support funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.

pdf File Updated Home-Visiting-Letter 022415 (2).pdf [download]
 
 

2/2/2015

President's Budget FY16: Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities

President Obama has just released his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to the Congress. The budget includes many funding requests to expand opportunities for people with disabilities, including throughout the AUCD Network.

 
 
 

Legislation

 

12/20/2010

CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-320)

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.

 
 

6/21/2003

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)

Text of the law, as amended by the Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003
pdf File CAPTA text 2003 [download]
 
 
 

Resources

 

11/4/2014

Issue Brief: Keeping All Students Safe Act

Issue Brief on the Keeping All Students Safe Act, comparing the House and Senate bills.

pdf File KASSA Issue Brief Nov 2014.pdf [download]
 
 

5/19/2014

GAO Seclusion and Restraints Report

Government Accountability Office report on seclusion and restraints: Selected Case of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers.

 
 

2/12/2014

Summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act

A summary of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, developed by Senator Harkin (D-IA) HELP Committee Staff

 
 
 

Latest In Brief

3/2/2015

Disability Policy News In Brief

AUCD, Disability Policy News In Brief, every Monday

Congress continues to debate an update to No Child Left Behind. Meanwhile, we have new champions for Keeping All Students Safe, committees continue to hold SSDI hearings and bills, and House members advocate for family support .


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