Date of Award
Master of Public Policy and Management (PPM)
Public Policy and Management
child abuse, services, first-time victims, Muskie School of Public Service
By not developing programming interventions in recognition of these evidence supported predictive variables, we risk the inevitable continuation of rising child abuse rates and fatalities. The importance of accurate Child Welfare Data cannot be underscored, if we can predict with great accuracy which children will likely be victimized, then we should be able to design targeted abuse prevention programs that will have a greater impact. In light of this research this capstone attempts to better understand child maltreatment, recurrence, and the current 4 child welfare service structure in Maine.
Bruns, Leah A., "Maine Child Welfare NCANDS Data: An available tool in efforts to reduce child maltreatment" (2014). Muskie School Capstones and Dissertations. 86.