Child Physical Abuse (CPA)

  • Brittany R. PattersonEmail author
  • Brittany M. Hayden


Over 2 million reports of suspected child maltreatment are investigated by Child Protective Services (CPS) annually (Christian, 2015). Of those, more than 650,000 cases are substantiated requiring intervention, and approximately 149,000 cases in the United States, Puerto Rico, and District of Columbia involve child physical abuse (National Child Traumatic Stress Network; NCTSN, 2009). Sadly, reports and investigations often occur too late or not at all, with at least 1500 cases of abuse and neglect resulting in child death each year.


Child and adolescent Abuse Trauma Screening Evidence-based Parenting skills Communications Collaboration Integrated care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine, Center for School Mental HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Outpatient Behavioral Health DepartmentSarah A. Reed Children’s CenterErieUSA

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