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Klein Sacha Mareka, Fries Lauren, Emmons Mary M., December, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The study reported here builds on the existing literature that suggests that ECE may help the U.S. CWS achieve its objective of reducing child abuse and neglect by exploring ECE's relationship to the system's related objective of reducing…
Klein Sacha Mareka, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Young children birth through five years old in the United States are more likely to experience child maltreatment, subsequent child welfare system (CWS) involvement, negative developmental outcomes, and serious maltreatment-related injuries and…
Klein Sacha Mareka, Merritt Darcey H., Snyder Susan M., September, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Research suggests that early care and education (ECE) services, particularly center-based ECE, may help prevent child maltreatment and also mitigate some of the negative developmental outcomes associated with child maltreatment. There is also…
Klein Sacha Mareka, Falconer Mary Kay, Benson Stephanie M., 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Despite evidence that early care and education services benefit at-risk children, they remain underutilized by families in the child welfare system. This article describes two training programs developed to educate child welfare and childcare/…
Merritt Darcey H., Klein Sacha Mareka, January, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Young children under 6 years old are over-represented in the U.S. child welfare system (CWS). Due to their exposure to early deprivation and trauma, they are also highly vulnerable to developmental problems, including language delays. High quality…
Lee Sei-Young, Benson Stephanie M., Klein Sacha Mareka, Franke Todd, August, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Emerging evidence suggests that high quality early care and education (ECE) programs can improve children's developmental outcomes, particularly for at-risk children. Yet, ECE remains under-utilized by children in the child welfare system. This…
Lam Marcus, Klein Sacha Mareka, Freisthler Bridget, Weiss Robert Erin, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between predicted closures of child care centers and center age, capacity, and ownership structure, based on data obtained in 2007 from 15,724 child care centers in California by the California Department of Social…
Klein Sacha Mareka, November, 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between rates of maltreatment of young children and density of both family and center based licensed child care spaces, supply of licensed child care relative to demand, and preschool/nursery school attendance, with…
Klein Sacha Mareka, 2009
Reports & Papers
A study of the relationships between rates of child maltreatment referrals involving children birth through 5-years-old and access to early care and education resources, using controls for population density, concentrated disadvantage, residential…