NCANDS Team Presents Data at Successful Children’s Bureau Webinar
The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Technical Team members presented highlights and expanded data analyses from the most recent Child Maltreatment report during a Children’s Bureau webinar to 373 participants. The webinar titled Child Maltreatment 2010: Key Findings and Additional Analyses was held February 29, 2012. Bryan Samuels, the commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families was the keynote speaker and Catherine Nolan, the director of the Office on Child Abuse and Neglect moderated the presentation on behalf of the Children’s Bureau.
The NCANDS Technical Team members discussed such key data facts from the report as the number of CPS responses, the number and demographics child victims and fatalities, and the types of maltreatment. Expanded analyses included the percent change over time of children who were exposed to domestic violence in the home and the percent change over time of the rate of first-time victims. In addition, team members discussed three research topics: 1) the effect of alternative response programs on CPS, 2) observations about child deaths gleaned from data and State commentary, and 3) the patterns of report sources in NCANDS data. The recorded webinar and related materials are retrievable from the Child Maltreatment Data page on the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services website.
The Child Maltreatment report series presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to CPS agencies in the United States. Child Maltreatment 2010 was released during December by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau. Data for the report are voluntarily submitted to by the 50 States, District of Columbia, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Inc. has been the subcontractor for the NCANDS since the project’s inception in 1988 and Dr. John Gaudiosi has been the Federal Project Officer since 1998.
To view the webinar slides, handouts, or listen to an audio recording of the webinar, click here.
To view the most recent report, Child Maltreatment 2010, click here.
To view previous versions of the report, click here.