|Child Maltreatment Data Collection|
January 2013The comprehensive resource guide set includes:
Part I: Data Collection and Monitoring Systems
Part II: Building and Improving Child Protection Systems
(free to members)
The purpose of the ISPCAN Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection (ISPCAN-WGCMDC) is to develop areas of common interest for organizations and individuals who are actively working with child maltreatment data collection programs directly sponsored by governmental entities, which are sustained, and intended to be long term.
In addition to countries that have implemented child maltreatment data systems, countries which are involved in planning and developing such systems are invited to participate as well.
As nations address the problem of abused and neglected children and adolescents, comprehensive data on this social problem are essential for planning, funding, and intervening in effective ways. A global perspective on these data is ultimately needed to understand the scale of the problem that the intervention community is addressing, the gaps in those systems, their successes and challenges, and to identify trends in all these areas.
Because the working group is newly established, the development of goals is still in process. The following goal statements comprise initial thinking regarding what the working group may be able to accomplish:
Data Collection Resources