SOCIAL SCIENCE PROJECTS

CHILD USA’s Social Science team is hard at work!  Check out some of the projects they’re working on to protect children below!

 

 

PREVENTING SCHOOL EMPLOYEE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers from the School of Education and the School of Medicine, in partnership with CHILD USA, have been awarded funding by the CDC to study the prevention of school employee sexual misconduct.

CHILD USA’s GOLD STANDARD POLICIES FOR YOUTH SERVING ORGANIZATIONS

CHILD USA’s Gold Standard Policy is an evidence-based and expert-vetted set of policies that can be used by any Youth Serving Organization to protect the children they serve from abuse.  It includes tools for prevention, training recommendations, reporting procedures, and much more to assist and advise organizations working with children.

**This comprehensive summary document contains the most critical components of CHILD USA’s more detailed and extensive version of the Gold Standard Policy. For the full policy framework, contact CHILD USA at info@childusa.org.

CHILD USA’s GAME OVER COMMISSION TO PROTECT YOUTH ATHLETES

 

This independent Commission is investigating all aspects of the systems that enabled the abuse of Larry Nassar, examining how they failed, will reach conclusions, and issue recommendations to prevent child sex abuse in the future. It is composed of  leading experts in the field of child sex abuse from the medical, social science, legal, and public policy arenas, each of whom is donating their time pro bono to the project.  The report from the Commission will be published in August 2021.

CHILD USA’s ELITE ATHLETE STUDY

 

CHILD USA conducted a survey of Elite Athletes in the United States to understand the prevalence and type of abuse elite athletes are subjected to.  The findings from the study are currently being submitted to and reviewed by Scientific Journals.  Preliminary results are available.

SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF THE WRITTEN CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES OF THE 32 U.S. ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESES

 

CHILD USA conducted a systematic examination of the child protection policies of Catholic Archdioceses in the United States. Led by Stephanie J. Dallam, the project’s results show that Archdiocesan policies are inconsistent and often incomplete. Researchers used a policy analysis tool to assign scores to Archdioceses based on the completeness of their child protection policies and found an average score of 100.9 out of 250, or 40%. The report illustrates that the Catholic Church has more work to do to create uniform and comprehensive child protection policies, and it is clear that the Church has not achieved a “gold standard” of child protection.

COMPARISON OF THE WRITTEN CHILD PROTECTION POLICIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT PAUL & MINNEAPOLIS TO THOSE OF OTHER U.S. ARCHDIOCESES WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

This report was commissioned by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, Saint Paul, Minnesota. The research was conducted by CHILD USA with Stephanie Dallam, PhD, (Lead Investigator) and Sabine Glocker, Esq. CHILD USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit think tank that conducts evidence-based legal, medical, and social science research to improve laws and policies affecting child protection led by Professor Marci Hamilton. It is the leading non-profit think tank working to end child abuse and neglect in the United States.

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