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February 2014

Institute of Medicine ReportNew Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 3Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
JAMA Pediatr. 2014;168(2):101-102. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.4560

Child abuse and neglect remain a significant US problem affecting millions of children and families. Therefore, the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families asked the Institute of Medicine/National Research Council to update the 1993 National Research Council report, Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect.1 Twenty years later, despite important progress, many challenges remain. Research since 1993 makes clear that child abuse and neglect are serious public health issues affecting victims in all areas of functioning throughout life.

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