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Recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation:findings from the administrative data of...

Recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation: findings from the administrative data of South Korea’s National Child Protection Agency


Joan P. Yoo ] Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University

Sewon Kim ] Department of Social Welfare, Catholic Kwandong University

Bong Joo Lee ] Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University

Sang-Gyun Lee ] Department of Social Welfare, Catholic University of Korea

Meejung Chin ] Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Seoul National University

Hyun-Soo Kim ] Graduate School of Education, Hanyang University

Hwa Jung Jang ] National Child Protection Agency


ABSTRACT

The recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation among families served by South Korea’s Child Protection Agency has yet to be thoroughly investigated. This study explores the recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation and related risk factors using the administrative data from the National Child Protection Agency (NCPA) . Multilevel discrete time-hazard analysis is employed. We found that the risk of recurrence is greatest during the first month after initial substantiation. Younger children, those with disabilities, children with a greater number of vulnerabilities, families on welfare, father-headed families and impoverished communities had a heightened risk of recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation. The implications of the findings are discussed.


KEYWORDS

Child maltreatment; recurrence of substantiation; risk factors; multilevel discrete time-hazard analysis



To cite this article: Joan P. Yoo, Sewon Kim, Bong Joo Lee, Sang-Gyun Lee, Meejung Chin,

Hyun-Soo Kim & Hwa Jung Jang (2018) Recurrence of child maltreatment substantiation: findings from the administrative data of South Korea’s National Child Protection Agency, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 28:4, 205-220, DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2018.1491322


To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/02185385.2018.1491322