Working Group on Data Collection and ICAST2020-01-23T11:04:28-07:00

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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.

ISPCAN members as well as nonmembers interested in Data Collection and ICAST are encouraged to participate by subscribing to this page, starting a conversation or posting resources in the Forum below, or submitting a blog post. We welcome participants from all disciplines and with varied experiences.

Convener: John Fluke, ISPCAN Councilor

If you have any questions about this group, please contact [email protected].

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National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Child File Website

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