Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection

Since ISPCAN’s 1996 International Congress in Dublin, a small but growing group of members has, at each subsequent Congress, organized a collective session on national child maltreatment data collection efforts.

The primary objective of these sessions is to identify and share the key methodological approaches and findings and to explore areas of difference and comparability. The secondary objective is to develop a network of professional researchers who are involved in developing systematic national data collection programs. A further objective is to analyze data trends at national and international levels to inform policy development. The group seeks to include participants from a range of countries in order to represent a broad diversity of cultures, approaches to service delivery, languages, methodologies, and comparative data.

To join the Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection, please contact the group moderator, Scottye Cash, at [email protected].

To learn more: Read an overview of the Resource Guide on Child Maltreatment Data Collection or explore the report on Ethical Considerations for the Collection, Analysis, and Publication of Child Maltreatment Data.