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The Relationships Between Poverty and Child Welfare and the Role of Intervention Strategies
October 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A growing evidence base suggests that early childhood poverty, income, and employment might be a root cause of involvement with child protective services. As young children stand to benefit the most from early intervention, these findings imply that income relief might increase child safety as well.
After describing the historical trends in poverty, income, and employment, we will examine more closely the growing body of empirical and theoretical scientific literature and the specific policies and interventions that provide the scaffolding for universal maltreatment prevention.
- Obtain a high-level understanding of the theoretical and empirical evidence demonstrating the importance of early childhood investments
- Understand the trends in poverty and child maltreatment over time
- Learn about the causal evidence linking poverty and income to maltreatment
- Identify the key prevention policies and programs
Presented by Dr. Jessica Pac, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work
Number of in-service credit hours: 1