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1-800-932-0313 (to report child abuse in Pennsylvania)
Child Welfare Information Solution
Designed to serve as the hub for information related to critical components impacting child protection including a link for mandated reporters to make reports of suspected child abuse electronically, training on child abuse recognition and reporting, information related to clearances and general information related to child protection.
Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania, a program of the PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, is one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America. Public awareness & participation in prevention, policy and advocacy, use & promote evidence-based prevention programs.
Fax: 717 795 8013
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Information about formation and composition of the Task Force and its meetings, with agendas, handouts, testimony, and audio/videos of some meetings. Provides link to the final task force report.
410 547 6600 / 410 547 6624
202 906 8000
Resources on child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Includes information on supporting families, protective factors, public awareness, community activities, positive parenting, prevention programs, and more.
202 688 4200
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Center for Children’s Justice (C4CJ). (2015). Child Protection FAQ: ChildLine (PA’s Child Abuse Reporting Hotline). Children’s Justice & Advocacy Report. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from: http://www.c4cj.org/files/ChildLineFAQ22015.pdf.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2015b—2016a). Child Maltreatment: Risk and Protective Factors. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childmaltreatment/riskprotectivefactors.html.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2014). Adverse Childhood Experiences. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://vetoviolence.cdc.gov/apps/phl/resource_center_infographic.html.
Chapple D. (2015). More than just a bruise: Recognizing child physical abuse. BCMJ, Vol. 57, No. 7, September 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2017 from http://www.bcmj.org/articles/more-just-bruise-recognizing-child-physical-abuse.
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Child Welfare Information Gateway (CWIG). (2012). Acts of Omission: An Overview of Child Neglect. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/focus/acts/.
Hemmings S, Jakobowitz S, Abas M, et al. (2016). Responding to the health needs of survivors of human trafficking: A systematic review. BMC Health Services Research 2016 16:320. Doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1538-8. Retrieved August 9, 2017 from https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-016-1538-8.
Herendeen PA, Blevins R, Anson E, Smith J. (2014) Barriers to and consequences of mandated reporting of child abuse by nurse practitioners. Journal of Pediatric Health Care 28(1):e1-e7. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://www.jpedhc.org/article/S0891-5245(13)00214-9/fulltext.
Joint State Government Commission (JSGC). (2015). General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency: Juvenile Act Revisions and Review of Juvenile Life Without Parole. Retrieved May 9, 2017 from http://jsg.legis.state.pa.us/resources/documents/ftp/publications/2015-414-Final%20JAAC%20Report%207.31.15%20240pm.pdf.
Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC). (2017). Our Balanced and Restorative Justice Mission. Retrieved May 9, 2017 from http://www.jcjc.pa.gov/Balanced-Restorative-Mission/Pages/default.aspx.
KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov (KKSP). (2015). Child Protective Services Laws. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/laws/index.htm.
KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov (KKSP). (2015a). Department of Human Services Launches Child Protection Information System. Press Release, January 7, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_135048.pdf.
KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov (KKSP). (2015b). Mandated Reporter Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137646.pdf.
KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov (KKSP). (2015c). Permissive Reporter Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137647.pdf. KeepKidsSafe.PA.gov (KKSP). (2015d). Safe Haven Law. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/safehavenlaw/index.htm. See also http://www.secretsafe.org.
Kuo JR, Goldin PR, Werner K, et al. (2011). Childhood trauma and current psychological functioning in adults with social anxiety disorder. J Anxiety Disord. 2011 May; 25(4): 467–73. Retrieved November 10, 2016 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3074005/?tool=pubmed.
Lynne EG, Gifford EJ, Evans KE, Rosch JB. (2015). Barriers to reporting child maltreatment: Do emergency medical services professionals fully understand their role as mandatory reporters? North Carolina Medical Journal 76(1):13–18. Doi: 10.18043/ncm.76.1.13. Retrieved November 4, 2016 from http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/76/1/13.long.
McAlpine A, Hossain M, Zimmerman C. (2016). Sex trafficking and sexual exploitation in settings affected by armed conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East: Systematic review. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2016; 16: 34. Doi:10.1186/s12914-016-0107-x. Retrieved August 9, 2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5192570/.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). (2012). Understanding child sexual abuse definitions and rates. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/NSVRC_Publications_TalkingPoints_Understanding-Child-Sexual-Abuse-definitions-rates.pdf.
Pennsylvania Code (PA Code). (2016). § 3490.4. Definitions. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/055/chapter3490/s3490.4.html.
Pennsylvania Department Education (PDOE). (2016). Background Checks. Retrieved May 17, 2017 from http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Background%20checks/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1.
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PDHS). (2016). Annual Child Protective Services Report 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2016 from http://www.dhs.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_226999.pdf.
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (PDHS). (2015). Mandated Reporter Frequently Asked Questions. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137646.pdf.
Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PAFSA). (2017). Changes in the Child Protective Services Law (CPSL). Retrieved August 8, 2017 from http://www.pa-fsa.org/Mandated-Reporters/Resources-for-Mandated-Reporters/Changes-in-the-Child-Protective-Services-Law-CPSL.
Pennsylvania General Assembly (PGA). (2016). Consolidated Statutes. Title 23 Domestic Relations. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=23.
Reilly J, Martin S. (2015). Child Abuse recognition and reporting. A self-study guide for people working with children. UNCE Special Publication 09-11 Updated November 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from: http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/cy/2009/sp0911.pdf.
Spröber N, Schneider T, Rassenhofer M, et al. (2014). Child sexual abuse in religiously affiliated and secular institutions: A retrospective descriptive analysis of data provided by victims in a government-sponsored reappraisal program in Germany. BMC Public Health 2014, 14:282. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-282. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/282.
Thompson C. (2014). Bills would change child abuse reporting requirements in Pa., defining who reports and how. In: The Patriot News April 4, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2016 from http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/04/bills_beefing_up_child_abuse_r.html.
United States Department of State (USDOS). (2017). Trafficking in Persons Report, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017 from https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/271339.pdf.
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