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Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - March 6, 2018 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 8378
Date: 2010-02-04

Author:John Eckenrode

Subject:NIS-4

The declines in some abuse categories from NIS-3 to NIS-4 are encouraging. But I would argue for more work around the increase in emotional abuse and the neglect findings as well. I would also suggest extending the comparison back in time a bit to NIS-2. See Table 3-1 of the NIS-4 report. In NIS-2 there were 508,000 children abused under the harm standard (vs. 553,000 in NIS-4) - actually because of population growth the rates declined from NIS-2 to NIS-4 from 8.1 to 7.5 - a modest non-significant 7.5% decline (compared to the rate of 11.1 in NIS-3). One message is that compared to the mid-90's things has gotten a better in some abuse categories. Another way to frame this is to say that the picture now looks more like the late 80's. So what was so unusual about what was happening in the mid-1990's?. It is an era where even more attention should be paid as to what went wrong for kids then.

The declines in some abuse categories from NIS-3 to NIS-4 are encouraging. But I would argue for more work around the increase in emotional abuse and the neglect findings as well. I would also suggest extending the comparison back in time a bit to NIS-2. See Table 3-1 of the NIS-4 report. In NIS-2 there were 508,000 children abused under the harm standard (vs. 553,000 in NIS-4) - actually because of population growth the rates declined from NIS-2 to NIS-4 from 8.1 to 7.5 - a modest non-significant 7.5% decline (compared to the rate of 11.1 in NIS-3). One message is that compared to the mid-90's things has gotten a better in some abuse categories. Another way to frame this is to say that the picture now looks more like the late 80's. So what was so unusual about what was happening in the mid-1990's?. It is an era where even more attention should be paid as to what went wrong for kids then.