Physically Hazardous Housing and Risk for Child Protective Services Involvement

Bomi Kim Hirsch, Mi Youn Yang, Sarah Font, Kristen S. Slack

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The quality and safety of the home environment is a common focus of Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations.Yet little is known about whether such conditions influence CPS outcomes. The present study uses a sample of low-income families to assess the relative importance of housing conditions and other common risk and protective factors associated with child maltreatment. Results show that hazardous conditions predict investigated child neglect, but not physical abuse or indicated reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-104
Number of pages18
JournalChild welfare
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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