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 Export to Your Calendar 1/24/2017
When: January 24, 2017
10:00 AM
Contact: Angela Pena

Online registration is available until: 1/24/2017
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Join us each month as an expert in the field presents on the latest programs, research, resources and news related to child abuse and neglect.

Presented in English and local languages, when possible. 

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Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis, & Publication of Child Maltreatment Data


This month's webinar will be led by Drs. Lil Tonmyr and Carrie Smith in a presentation of findings from two studies. The first study reflect the effort that has been made to measure child maltreatment from youth at the population level and worldwide. It identified strategies employed to enhance data accuracy and mitigate participants’ distress. The second study involved interviewing key informants who had conducted this type of research. The key informants highlighted crucial ethical considerations and provided practical suggestions for conducting this type of research.

Presented by Dr. Lil Tonmyr & Carrie Smith

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM MST (Click here to check your time zone)




Dr. Lil Tonmyr is a Senior Researcher with the Public Health Agency (PHAC) of Canada and Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, with Carleton University. Dr. Tonmyr has worked extensively on issues related to family violence in a variety of domains including child welfare and women’s shelters. Within PHAC she has worked to develop and implement Canada’s national child maltreatment surveillance program. She co-chairs an international committee on the development of child welfare information systems. As a researcher at PHAC, she has published extensively in the areas of child maltreatment, substance abuse, and deliberate self-harm and other health issues. 


Dr. Carrie Smith is an Assistant Professor at King’s University College at Western University, Canada. Dr. Smith worked in child welfare for ten years, as a child protection worker and a supervisor of research and evaluation. Her research and evaluation interests include the structure of child welfare organizations, decision making, evaluations of child welfare programs, evidence informed practice and the ethical collection of data. She has published in the areas of child maltreatment, including supporting new workers, duty to report, evidence-informed practice and ethical considerations for collecting data from vulnerable children. 

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