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The Child Welfare System in the U.S. News: What’s Missing?


Sarah Han, BA et al.
Berkeley Media Studies Group
Bridges to Better Resource


January 30, 2019


Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Research Results & Reports
Systems Change

In 2019, domestic violence was rarely discussed in news coverage of child welfare systems at the state or national level. This research report provides a systematic analysis of the focus and gaps in news coverage, which shapes public perception of families involved in the system.