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Child Abuse and Substance Abuse
An examination of the research, history and theories of impact of parental drug/alcohol abuse and child abuse, treatment and intervention.
# 15199 | 1,800 words | 11 sources | 2000 | US

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"The Impact of Parental Substance Abuse on Child Abuse
KidsCampaign (1998), a national foster care organization, reported that of all the recent trends in child welfare, perhaps none has been more troubling than the increase in cases of child abuse and neglect resulting from parental abuse of alcohol and drugs. In this regard, the organization states that nearly 3.1 million American children are, each year, reported to child protective services as abused or neglected; and substance abuse was found to be a factor in a majority of these cases.
It is further reported by the organization that research conducted by the Child Welfare League of America and other organizations have found that substance abuse to be a factor in at least 75 percent of all placements in out-of-home care. It is..."

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