Symposium on the Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, February 24-25, 1997: A Summary Report on Proceedings / National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Dept. of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families. Administration on Children, Youth and Families. National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect.
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On February 24-25, 1997, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) of the Department of Health and Human Services convened a symposium on the findings of the Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect, NIS-3 (1993). The symposium's intent was to disseminate the findings to the field, seek clarification of issues regarding the study, and discuss next steps in research and policy. NIS-3 sought to improve on the methodology of NIS-2, though possible problems in data collection were identified as still needing correction. The current study shows increases in both the Harm Standard and the Endangerment Standard since NIS-2 (1986). Some panel members questioned the actual degree of increase under both standards because of methodological problems in data collection. Symposium participants listed topics where further analysis was recommended. One suggestion was that NIS be conducted every four instead of every seven years. Document scanned.
incidence; impact measures; outcomes; characteristics of abuser; characteristics of abused; family characteristics