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Message ID: 8405
Date: 2016-06-01

Author:Fluke, John

Subject:RE: How to get data on the number of child abuse cases at county/municipality levels in U.S. and Canada.

Kota NCANDS data are available from NDACAN at the county level for counties with more than a 1,000 responses annually. Data for jurisdictions with fewer responses can’t be associated with their counties. While I think a process to allow research access to smaller jurisdictions is under consideration those data are probably not available now. You could contact the Children’s Bureau and see. The earlier suggestion to look at state specific websites like those available in California and Washington states may be your best bet, although this will be aggregate data by sub jurisdiction (counties/regions, etc). Specific data by agency office from the sample of offices in the CIS data can’t be identified under ethics. The CIS probably would constitute too small a sample of the sorts of agency/offices you are interested in anyway. I would think for Canada you would need to contact individual provinces and territories. The other possibility would be to look at the child maltreatment related ICD codes from hospital admissions. This would not give you the full range of maltreatment known to social services. Not sure what is available in Canada, but HCUP from AHRQ might be a resource for the US. John From: bounce-120529005-43589654@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120529005-43589654@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kota Takaoka Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:58 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: How to get data on the number of child abuse cases at county/municipality levels in U.S. and Canada. Dear colleagues, Hi, I am Kota Takaoka, a postdoc at the University of British Columbia. I plan to research the relationship between economical factors and the number of child abuse / neglect cases in fishing communities in the U.S. and Canada. Therefore, I need some advice on how to get the following data: - Child abuse/neglect case numbers at the county level or as low as zip code level in the US and child abuse/neglect case numbers at the municipality or postal code (first 3 digits only) level in Canada. Basically I need the resolution to be able to tell me the number of child abuse/neglect cases in a fishing community. I tried to find them in NDACAN but was unsuccessful. Also the Canadian Incidence Study shows no public data. Furthermore, I understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA)might protect data related to postal codes. Can anyone comment on this? I don’t intend to try the spatial analysis, but I would just like to compare costal fishing communities and their number of child abuse/neglect cases. I would appreciate if you would give me any suggestions and feedback. Sincerely yours, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D. / Clinical psychologist / Forensic interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Researcher, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Aiiku Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1@gmail.com HP: www.kotavision.com Twitter: @chronologic1 ========================================================================

Kota NCANDS data are available from NDACAN at the county level for counties with more than a 1,000 responses annually. Data for jurisdictions with fewer responses can’t be associated with their counties. While I think a process to allow research access to smaller jurisdictions is under consideration those data are probably not available now. You could contact the Children’s Bureau and see. The earlier suggestion to look at state specific websites like those available in California and Washington states may be your best bet, although this will be aggregate data by sub jurisdiction (counties/regions, etc). Specific data by agency office from the sample of offices in the CIS data can’t be identified under ethics. The CIS probably would constitute too small a sample of the sorts of agency/offices you are interested in anyway. I would think for Canada you would need to contact individual provinces and territories. The other possibility would be to look at the child maltreatment related ICD codes from hospital admissions. This would not give you the full range of maltreatment known to social services. Not sure what is available in Canada, but HCUP from AHRQ might be a resource for the US. John From: bounce-120529005-43589654list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120529005-43589654list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kota Takaoka Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:58 AM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: How to get data on the number of child abuse cases at county/municipality levels in U.S. and Canada. Dear colleagues, Hi, I am Kota Takaoka, a postdoc at the University of British Columbia. I plan to research the relationship between economical factors and the number of child abuse / neglect cases in fishing communities in the U.S. and Canada. Therefore, I need some advice on how to get the following data: - Child abuse/neglect case numbers at the county level or as low as zip code level in the US and child abuse/neglect case numbers at the municipality or postal code (first 3 digits only) level in Canada. Basically I need the resolution to be able to tell me the number of child abuse/neglect cases in a fishing community. I tried to find them in NDACAN but was unsuccessful. Also the Canadian Incidence Study shows no public data. Furthermore, I understand the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA)might protect data related to postal codes. Can anyone comment on this? I don’t intend to try the spatial analysis, but I would just like to compare costal fishing communities and their number of child abuse/neglect cases. I would appreciate if you would give me any suggestions and feedback. Sincerely yours, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D. / Clinical psychologist / Forensic interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Researcher, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Aiiku Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1gmail.com HP: www.kotavision.com Twitter: chronologic1 ========================================================================