National Children’s Alliance Policy Brief References

References for Children’s Advocacy Centers: Helping children heal from abuse while holding offenders accountable – National Children’s Alliance Policy Brief

iLalayants, M., & Epstein, I. (2005). Evaluating multidisciplinary child abuse and neglect teams: a research agenda. Child Welfare, 84 (4): 433-58.

iiKolbo, J. & Strong, E., (1997) Multidisciplinary team approaches to the investigation and resolution of child abuse and Neglect: a national survey. Child Maltreatment 2 (1) 61-72.

iiiCross T. P., Jones L. M., Walsh W. A., Simone, M., & Kolko, D. (2007). op.cit.

ivFormby, J., Shadoin, A.L., Shao, L, Magnuson, S.N., & Overman, L.B. (2006). Cost-benefit analysis of community responses to child maltreatment: a comparison of communities with and without child advocacy centers. Research Report No. 06-3, National Children’s Advocacy Center, Huntsville, AL.

vGiles, R.H., (2009). Difficult economic times prove value of multidisciplinary approaches to resolve child abuse. Update: National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for the Prosecution of Child Abuse, 22.

viWalsh, W.A., Lippert, T., Cross, T.E., Maurice, D.M., & Davison, K.S. (2008). How long to prosecute child sexual abuse for a community using a children’s advocacy center and two comparison communities? Child Maltreatment, 13(1), 3-13.

viiMiller, A. & Rubin, D. (2009) The contribution of children’s advocacy centers to felony prosecutions of child sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 33, 12-18.

viiiWalsh, W.A., Lippert, T., Cross, T.E., Maurice, D.M. & Davison, K.S. (2008). How long to prosecute child sexual abuse for a community using a children’s advocacy center and two comparison communities? Child Maltreatment, 13 (1), 3-13.

ixSmith, D.W., Witte, T.H., & Fricker-Elhai, A.E. (2006). op.cit.

xCross, T.P., Jones, L.M., Walsh, W.A., Simone, M., Kolko, D.J., Szczepanski, J., et.al. (2008). op.cit.

xiPerona, A.R., Bottoms, B. L. , & Sorenson, E. (2006). Research-Based Guidelines for Child Forensic Interviews Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma Vol. 12, (3-4) 81-130.

xiiLyon, T.D., Ahern, E.C., & Scurich, N. (2012). Interviewing children versus tossing coins: accurately assessing the diagnosticity of children’s disclosures of abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 212(1) 19-44.

xiiiCross T. P., Jones L. M., Walsh W. A., Simone, M., & Kolko, D. (2007). op.cit.

xivLamb, M.E., Orbach, Y., Sternberg, K.J., Hershkowitz, I., &Hershkowitz, D. (2000). Accuracy of investigators’ verbatim notes of their forensic interview with alleged child abuse victims. Law and Human Behavior 24 (6), 699-708.

xvLippert, T., Cross, T.P., Jones, L, & Walsh, L (2010). Suspect confession of child sexual abuse to investigators. Child Maltreatment 15 (2), 161-170.

xviMcGough, L., (2002). Good enough for government work: the constitutional duty to preserve forensic interviews of child victims. Law & Contemporary Problems 65, 179-185.

xviiMcGough, L., (2002). op.cit.

xviiiNational Children’s Alliance 2012 outcome measurements surveys from Children’s Advocacy Center members

xixWalsh, W.A., Lippert, T., Cross, T.E., Maurice, D.M. & Davison, K.S. (2007). Which sexual abuse victims receive a forensic medical examination? The impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31 (10): 1053-1068.

xxSmith, D.W., Witte, T.H., & Fricker-Elhai, A.E. (2006). Service outcomes in physical and sexual abuse cases: A comparison of child advocacy center-based and standard services. Child Maltreatment, 11 (4): 354-60.

xxiEdinburgh, L., Saewyc, E., Levitt, C., (2008 ). Caring for young adolescent sexual abuse victims in a hospital-based children’s advocacy center. Child Abuse & Neglect 32 (12): 1119-112.

xxiiBerkoff, M. C., Zolotor, A.J. Makaroff, K. L., Thackary, J. D., Shapiro, R.A. & Runyan, D.K. (2008). Has this prepubertal girl been sexually abused? JAMA, 300 (23): 2779-92.

xxiiiSmith, D.W. et. al. (2006) op. cit.

xxivCross, T.P., Jones, L.M., Walsh, W.A., Simone, M., Kolko, D., Szczepanski, J., et al. (2008). Evaluating Children’s Advocacy Centers’ Response to Child Sexual Abuse. Bulletin. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice. August 2008.

xxvConnors-Burrow, N.A., Tempel, A.B., Sigel, B.A., Church, J.K. Kramer, & T.L. Worley, K.B. (2012). The development of a systematic approach to mental health screening in Child Advocacy Centers. Children and Youth Services Review 34 (9) 1675-1682.

xxviNational Children’s Alliance 2012 outcome measurements surveys from Children’s Advocacy Center members.

xxviiJones, L.M., Cross, T.P., Walsh, & W.A., Simone, M. (2007). Do children’s advocacy centers improve families’ experiences of child sexual abuse investigations? Child Abuse & Neglect 31 (10), 1069-1085.

xxviiiIbid.

xxixBonach, K., Mabry, J.B., Potts-Henry, C., (2010) Exploring nonoffending caregiver satisfaction with a children’s advocacy center. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse 19: 687-708.

xxxSeveral studies cited in Bonach et.al.(2010) op. cit.

xxxiVaughan, S.K. & Arsenault, S. (2008). Not-for-Profit advocacy: Challenging policy images pursuing policy change. Review of Policy Research, 25 (5): 411-28.

xxxiiFang, X., et al. The economic burden of child maltreatment in the United States and implications for prevention. Child Abuse & Neglect (2012), doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.10.006