WRMA Presents Cross-Cutting Analysis on Child Fatalities and Child Maltreatment at “One Child Many Hands” Conference

On June 6-9, 2017, WRMA staff presented at the “One Child Many Hands Conference” hosted by the Field Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  WRMA’s panel was entitled Partnering for Impact: Identifying Opportunities for Early Intervention. Our panel included three papers which used evidence-based findings to advance prevention efforts within child welfare. Two of our papers used National Child Abuse and Neglect Data Systems data – providing a retrospective analysis identifying characteristics associated with child fatalities, and an analysis of child maltreatment perpetrators focused on predictors of recidivism.  Our panel provided cross-context research findings to elucidate early indicators of maltreatment and facilitate child maltreatment prevention programs.   WRMA presenters included Jennifer Dewey, Ph.D., Nicole B. Fettig, Ph.D., and Gila R. Shusterman, Ph.D. as well as Mary Jo Ortiz providing analysis support.