Child protection Around the World Similarities and Differences Advances and Challenges 25th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment January 2011. Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS
Child protection Around the World Similarities and Differences Advances and Challenges25th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family MaltreatmentJanuary 2011
Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Finkelhor et al, 2010
Straus & Savage, Child Maltreatment, 2005; 10:124
Sexual Abuse Definitions
eg, “Building a Europe for and with children”
eg, First Nations people in N. Canada
Law enforcement agency
Responding to Child
Kohl et al.
Time to leave substantiation behind: findings from a national probability study.
Child Maltreatment. 2009;14(1):17-26.
eg, USA: limited mental health services
eg, Philippines: 22% report regularly experiencing “moderate to severe hunger”
Adaptation to meet local circumstances will naturally be necessary
How should we consider the role of different cultural values in considering neglect?
to advance our field and the wellbeing of children
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
eg, home visiting programs
eg, evaluation of children in kinship care
Challenges different approaches