- July/August 2014
- Vol. 15, No. 7
New Dissemination Tools for CAN Research Report
New resources that build on findings of the 2013 Institute of Medicine and National Research Council report New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research have been made available. The 2013 report highlighted the significant progress achieved in child abuse and neglect research and stressed the need for additional research. These new materials are intended to help disseminate the important messages that came out of the study.
In 1993, the National Research Council released Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect, which included recommendations on child welfare research. In 2012, the Administration on Children, Youth and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked the National Academies to update the 1993 publication and provide new recommendations. The National Academies appointed a committee of experts from relevant fields, including pediatrics, psychology, social work, legal studies, and more, to conduct this study and draft its final report, New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research, which was released in 2013. This report reviews child abuse and neglect research from the past 20 years and provides recommendations in four areas:
- Developing a national research plan that is focused on priority topics and includes implementation and accountability steps across Federal agencies
- Creating a national system to link data across multiple systems and sources
- Developing the structures necessary to train researchers to conduct child maltreatment research
- Creating mechanisms for conducting policy-relevant research
To view the full 2013 report, visit http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18331.
New products highlighting messages from the 2013 report include the following:
- New Directions: Questions To Guide Future Child Abuse And Neglect Research:
- Infographic: Understanding Child Abuse & Neglect:
- New Directions: What We've Learned About Strategies And Interventions For Child Abuse And Neglect: