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Resource Library / Child Maltreatment


Child maltreatment is a key area of concern for youth protection specialists. These resources offer information on preventing, recognizing, and reporting child maltreatment.


Literature and Online Resources

Childwelfare.gov Articles on Child Abuse and Neglect

Description: Link to multiple articles on child abuse and neglect

Author/Creator: Child Welfare Information Gateway

Nine Steps for Preventing the Sexual Abuse of Minors on Campus

Description: This article covers predatory vs. opportunistic offenders, organizational structural risks to avoid, best practices, case studies and a 9-step solution to reduce sexual abuse on campuses.

Author/Creator: Richard Dangel, Praesidium, Inc.

Nudging” Adults to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations

Description: This paper addresses the idea of using visual heuristics as a nudge to represent & influence the habits needed by adults to prevention child sexual abuse in youth-serving organizations.

Author/Creator: Anne Calvo, YMCA

Stop Bullying

Description: StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.

Author/Creator: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, StopBullying.gov

Reporting

Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, or Neglect Incident Report

Description: This document serves as the internal incident reporting mechanism for suspected or known child abuse or neglect at Ohio State University.

Author/Creator: Lindsay Meyer Bond, The Ohio State University

Frequently Asked Questions about UW Mandated Reporting Requirements

Description: Addresses questions about university policy and also about how to interpret certain scenarios of potential abuse

Author/Creator: Caroline Shelton, University of Washington

Frequently Asked Questions for Ohio State University's Activities and Programs with Minor Participants Policy

Description: Common questions regarding Ohio State University's Activities and Programs with Minor Participants Policy is outlined in this document. Questions and answers range from definitions to scope to policy components to reporting and everything in between.

Author/Creator: Lindsay Meyer Bond, The Ohio State University

Ohio State University Reporting Flowchart

Description: This document outlines the decision-making process on reporting suspected or witnessed child abuse or neglect, and what happens after a report is made.

Author/Creator: Lindsay Meyer Bond, The Ohio State University