The Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund: Partnerships with Universities in the Contexts of Policy and Family Support
Today’s society faces the enormously complex problem of child abuse and neglect—a crisis that touches every community. Between 1986 and 1996, the number of U.S. children who suffered serious injuries through child abuse and neglect quadrupled (Sedlack & Broadhurst, 1996). In 1999, over 30,000 reports of child abuse in Massachusetts were confirmed by the state Department of Social Services. Clearly the issues of child abuse and neglect and their associated costs challenge the resources and sustainability of a civil society (Lerner, Fisher, & Weinberg, 2000).
KeywordsChild Abuse Family Support Service Learn Father Involvement Healthy Family
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