CHILD USA’s Social Science team conducts evidence based research and data analysis to provide information to better protect children in the United States.

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.


Five Key Findings of the Elite Athlete Survey


By: Marci A. Hamilton, Esq., CEO

       Carter E. Timon, MBDS, Lead Social Science Researcher


**This data is in preparation for submission to a scientific journal and has not yet undergone formal peer review.**

WATCH School Survey Results


By: Carter E. Timon, MBDS, Lead Social Scientist
Elizabeth Allen, MS

Analysis of Victims of Abuse in Scouting, Part I


By: Marci A. Hamilton, Esq., CEO
Carter E. Timon, MBDS, Lead Social Scientist

Survey and Analysis of the Written Child Protection Policies of the 32 U.S. Roman Catholic Archdioceses


By: Marci A. Hamilton, Esq, CEO
Stephanie Dallam, Ph.D., lead investigator
Sabine Glocker, Esq.



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