The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: 40 Years of Safeguarding America's Children

Publication Date: March 11, 2015

Passage of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) in 1974 marked the Nation's first major step forward in addressing issues related to child maltreatment. To commemorate CAPTA's 40th anniversary, the Children's Bureau and its Office on Child Abuse and Neglect have developed The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act: 40 Years of Safeguarding America's Children.

This online publication combines historical source materials with contemporary reflections on the impact of CAPTA from leaders in the field. This will be an invaluable resource to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and students in the fields of child protection, child welfare, and social services, as well as all those interested in the story of child protection in the United States.

 

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