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March 2006Vol. 7, No. 2Children's Bureau Research Priorities

The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has published its child abuse and neglect research priorities for Fiscal Years 2006-2008 and is seeking public comment. The research priorities will help guide subsequent funding.

As mandated by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), the proposed research priorities cover topics that include the causes, prevention, assessment, identification, treatment, cultural and socioeconomic distinctions, and consequences of child abuse and neglect.

Comments on the list of priorities must be received by April 4, 2006, and should be sent to the attention of Catherine Howard:

The full text of the research priorities was printed in the February 3 Federal Register:

(Editor's note: The link is no longer available.)