Findings, Practice and Policy Implications from LONGSCAN: the 20-year Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect

This document provides an introduction to LONGSCAN, a project which was funded in part by the Children’s Bureau for two decades. This publication includes a list of investigators, summary of findings and implications, and references.  The findings and implications of LONGSCAN address: (1) safety and health (identification, witnessed violence, multiple exposures, neglect, psychological maltreatment, suicide); (2) permanency (instability in permanent placements, safety in permanent placements, multiple forms of instability); and (3) well-being (role of the father, social support, a public health approach). 

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