Vivek Sankaran
Child Welfare

Every Family Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt

Every family enjoys its stories. Several years ago, mine had its “Home Alone” moment. My brother, his wife and their two children were visiting my parents in New Jersey. They agreed to head out to […]

two boys smiling

Friendly Neighborhoods and Less Child Spanking May Reduce Likelihood of CPS Involvement, Study Says

There may be a relationship between the spanking of children, the type of neighborhood the children live in and the likelihood of a report of abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services (CPS), according to […]

Research and Resources

2014 Child Maltreatment Report

Earlier this week, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Children’s Bureau released the 2014 edition of their annual Child Maltreatment report. The report summarizes and analyzes […]