Reducing Child Abuse and Neglect in Adams County

Author

Abigail Becker

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The County Health Rankings (2018) show that Adams County has the third highest rates of child neglect and abuse in Wisconsin. The root cause of of child abuse and neglect vary, but in talking with community partners and researching primary evidence, we have hypothesized three main causes in Adams County: lack of access to primary health care, an established culture of parenting, and poverty. For our interventions, we will address the following root causes: lack of access to primary health care and an established culture of parenting. We recommend expanding access to positive parenting education, expanding home visiting services, and increasing access to primary care to reduce rates of child abuse and neglect in Adams County.

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Gavin Luter
Managing Director
gavin@cows.org
608-261-1141

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