Race and Child Welfare

Chapin Hall and Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program co-sponsored an invitational conference in January 2011 addressing what has been generally characterized as racial disproportionality in child welfare. This issue brief reflects the research presented at the conference, including empirical work showing that actual black maltreatment rates are significantly higher than white rates. Evidence was also presented indicating that black children suffer worse outcomes from maltreatment, including higher rates of death following child abuse, higher rates of death following traumatic brain injury, and higher rates of mortality among those referred to child welfare.

Link to Entity: http://www.chapinhall.org/research/brief/race-and-child-welfare

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John Kelly is editor-in-chief of The Chronicle of Social Change.