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Facts and Statistics

More than 700,000 children each year experience abuse and neglect.

  • The national estimates of children who received an investigation or alternative response increased 7.4 percent from 2010 (3,023,000) to 2014 (3,248,000).
  • Every year approximately 700,000 people are victims of maltreatment.
  • Three-quarters (75.0%) of victims were neglected, 17.0 percent were physically abused, and 8.3 percent were sexually abused.
  • For 2014, a nationally estimated 1,580 children died of abuse and neglect at a rate of 2.13 per 100,000 children in the national population.

Child Welfare

Eisinger Course Consulting’s mission is to provide strategic consulting services that result in safety, family permanence and well-being for children and families.

ECC and its members fulfill the mission through communication and collaboration and believe:

  • Children have the right to a safe and permanent family environment.
  • The safety of children is dependent on the actions or inactions of adults.
  • When families and communities collaborate, the potential for success is increased.

Services Provided

ECC will have seminars throughout the year that are relevant to those who work in the child welfare system, such as social workers, counselors, teachers, nurses, clergy etc.  Agencies may also contract with ECC to provide their employees with trainings that are developed specifically to their needs and desires. Training topics include but are not limited to :

  • Empowering your team/employees
  • Engaging children and difficult clients
  • Worker burnout
  • Worker safety
  • Current issues facing child welfare workers
  • Mandated reporting
  • Forensic interviewing skills
  • Domestic violence intervention
  • Recognizing the hidden signs of potential domestic violence, sexual abuse and substance abuse in a home
  • What is child welfare work really like (developed for students)
  • Taking cultural diversity into account.

If you would like a more in depth look at what is going on within the child welfare system please visit the site.  This site will link you to valuable resources as well as provide you with information on a national and local level.

The 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect will be held August 31 to September 2, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.  The conference theme is “Building Community, Building Hope.”

For more information on the 20th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect please visit the

For Michigan specific information please visit  to gain more insight on the status of our states child welfare system and what it has to offer. 


What to do if you suspect a child is being abused?
If you suspect that a child is being abused or seriously neglected, don't wait to take action. Please call Children's Protective Services Centralized Intake at 1-855-444-3911 immediately. This call is confidential.


Mandated Reporters
If you're a mandated reporter who is required by law to report all cases of suspected or actual child abuse or neglect please follow your organizations policies which should include filling out the 3200 form.  As a mandated reporter, you do not want this call to be anonymous, you want a record that you called and reported the suspected abuse! Your identity will not be provided to the suspected abuser or victim.