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Message ID: 10266
Date: 2017-10-19

Author:Michelle Graef

Subject:RE: perceptions of child maltreatment

We did a study a few years ago looking at community norms of neglect, which may be helpful to you. Here is the citation and abstract. Goodvin, R., Johnson, D., Hardy, S., Graef, M., & Chambers, J. (2007). Development and confirmatory factor analysis of the Community Norms of Child Neglect Scale. Child Maltreatment, 12(1), 68-85. This article describes the development of the Community Norms of Child Neglect Scale (CNCNS), a new measure of perceptions of child neglect, for use in community samples. The CNCNS differentiates among four subtypes of neglect (failure to provide for basic needs, lack of supervision, emotional neglect, and educational neglect). Scenarios ranging in seriousness for each subtype were presented to a large community sample (N = 3,809). Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that a four-fact or model provided a better fit to the data than did a model specifying only one overall neglect factor, suggesting this sample distinguished among the four subtypes of neglect. The authors tested measurement equivalence across individuals who work with children and lay community respondents and across rural and urban respondents, with results indicating a very similar structure across these groups. These initial reliability and validity data suggest that the CNCNS may be of use in comparing perceptions of child neglect among individuals and across communities. Michelle I. Graef, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Project Director Quality Improvement Center on Workforce Development University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center on Children, Families & the Law 206 S. 13th St., Suite 1000, Lincoln, NE 68588-0227 (402) 472-3741 From: > on behalf of Joseph Ryan > Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:44 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Cc: "Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu " > Subject: perceptions of child maltreatment I am looking for any national surveys that tap into the perceptions - and more specifically the prevalence - of child abuse and neglect. Basically - does the general population understand the scope of maltreatment in the united states? My guess is that most people underestimate, but would like some evidence. Any leads or suggestions would be appreciated. Best, Joe -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Michigan ssw-datalab.org

We did a study a few years ago looking at community norms of neglect, which may be helpful to you. Here is the citation and abstract. Goodvin, R., Johnson, D., Hardy, S., Graef, M., & Chambers, J. (2007). Development and confirmatory factor analysis of the Community Norms of Child Neglect Scale. Child Maltreatment, 12(1), 68-85. This article describes the development of the Community Norms of Child Neglect Scale (CNCNS), a new measure of perceptions of child neglect, for use in community samples. The CNCNS differentiates among four subtypes of neglect (failure to provide for basic needs, lack of supervision, emotional neglect, and educational neglect). Scenarios ranging in seriousness for each subtype were presented to a large community sample (N = 3,809). Confirmatory factor analyses indicated that a four-fact or model provided a better fit to the data than did a model specifying only one overall neglect factor, suggesting this sample distinguished among the four subtypes of neglect. The authors tested measurement equivalence across individuals who work with children and lay community respondents and across rural and urban respondents, with results indicating a very similar structure across these groups. These initial reliability and validity data suggest that the CNCNS may be of use in comparing perceptions of child neglect among individuals and across communities. Michelle I. Graef, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Project Director Quality Improvement Center on Workforce Development University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center on Children, Families & the Law 206 S. 13th St., Suite 1000, Lincoln, NE 68588-0227 (402) 472-3741 From: > on behalf of Joseph Ryan > Reply-To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 9:44 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Cc: "Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu " > Subject: perceptions of child maltreatment I am looking for any national surveys that tap into the perceptions - and more specifically the prevalence - of child abuse and neglect. Basically - does the general population understand the scope of maltreatment in the united states? My guess is that most people underestimate, but would like some evidence. Any leads or suggestions would be appreciated. Best, Joe -- Joseph P. Ryan, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Michigan ssw-datalab.org