Mobilizing Agencies for Incidence Surveys on Child Maltreatment: Successful Participation in Switzerland and Lessons Learned.
Jud, Andreas. Kosirnik, Céline. Mitrovic, Tanja. Ben Salah, Hakim. Fux, Etienne. Koehler, Jana. Portmann, Rahel. Knüsel, René.
Published: January 3, 2018
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
Vol. 12, No. 3 DOI: 10.1186/s13034-017-0211-2
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The Optimus Study invested in a continuous collaborative effort between research and practice to develop a data collection for the first national study on the incidence of agency responses to all forms of child maltreatment in Switzerland. An innovative approach of utilizing individual agencies’ standardized data reduced work burden for participation respectably: any arbitrary excerpt of data on new cases between September 1 and November 30, 2016, could be uploaded to a secured web-based data integration platform. It was then mapped automatically to fit the study’s definitions and operationalizations. 1 tables and 24 references. (Author abstract modified)
CHILD ABUSE; CHILD ABUSE REPORTING; DATA ANALYSIS; DATA COLLECTION; INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION; SERVICE INTEGRATION; KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION; AGENCY PRACTICE; POLICY FORMATION; ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES; PUBLIC POLICY; EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE; SWITZERLAND