Wednesday, March 28, 2012
National Movement Weekly Update.
To ensure the healthy development of all children involves a variety of actions and strategies including an enhanced understanding of the various forms of child abuse and neglect. And yet according to the Winter Research Review from National Movement for America's Children founding partner the National Alliance for Children's Trust & Prevention Funds "Neglect is less understood, yet more prevalent, than other forms of child maltreatment. For a variety of reasons, including a lack of clear and accepted definition, it has been less studied than physical, sexual, and emotional abuse." The National Alliance is looking to address this gap in knowledge with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and one step towards accomplishing this has been a preliminary review of the literature on child neglect from which the content of the Winter Research Review has been drawn. Among other things, the Review looks at definitions, risk factors and influences on neglect, and we hope that you will not only take a look at the Review, but let us know how you think you can utilize the Review to enhance the lives of children and their families in your home states and neighborhoods. So please come to the National Movement for America's Children site to share your thoughts with us and other members from your state, and if you're not sure how you might use the Review, please let us know so we can talk about that as well. Have a great week.