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Message ID: 9320
Date: 2013-01-15

Author:Andres Arroyo

Subject:NDACAN Updata Newsletter, Winter 2012-2013 (Vol. 27)

THE NDACAN UPDATA Winter 2012-2013 (Vol. 27) The NDACAN Updata is your source for important Archive announcements and is distributed twice a year. RECENT DATA RELEASES * AFCARS Foster Care 2011 by the Children's Bureau (Dataset #167) * AFCARS Adoption 2011 by the Children's Bureau (Dataset #168) 2013 SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NDACAN will sponsor its 21st Summer Research Institute (SRI) for child maltreatment researchers on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York on June 10 - 14, 2013. The Institute will be an intensive experience in secondary data analysis that combines colloquia with hands-on computing time. Participants are selected on a competitive basis from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, and medicine. The primary goal of the Institute is to facilitate secondary analysis projects (using NDACAN archived data) from which researchers can publish their findings. In addition, the Institute will provide child maltreatment researchers an invaluable opportunity for networking and collaboration. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2013. For additional information or to download an application, visit the Summer Institute page of our website. The Public Use File (PUF) of the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) is available for analysis. (Dataset #147 ) The NIS serves as the nation’s needs assessment on child abuse and neglect. It offers a unique perspective on the scope of the problem by going beyond the children that child protective service (CPS) agencies investigate. Although the NIS includes children investigated by CPS agencies, it also obtains data on other children who are recognized as maltreated by community professionals but not reported to CPS or screened out by CPS without investigation. Thus, the NIS estimates include both abused and neglected children who are in the official CPS statistics and those who are not. The NIS follows a nationally representative sample design, so the estimates reflect the numbers of abused and neglected children in the United States who receive CPS investigation or come to the attention of community professionals. The fact that there have been three previous NIS cycles using comparable methods and definitions means that one can compare NIS–4 estimates with those from the earlier studies in order to identify changes over time in the incidence and distribution of abused and neglected children. Data from the three prior NIS cycles are available from NDACAN as Datasets 52, 51, and 70. NIS-4 data includes 60 maltreatment subtypes. The dataset includes variables related to maltreatment, report sources, demographics, and child, household, and perpetrator characteristics. Because of the complex sample design, NIS data must be analyzed using specialized software such as WesVar or SUDAAN. WesVar is free software provided by Westat: WesVar Download Examples of how to use WesVar with NIS-4 and WesVar manuals are provided with the datatset. You can find the dataset User's Guide, links to NIS-4 publications, and instructions for ordering the data on the NDACAN website at www.ndacan.cornell.edu/NDACAN/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_147.html NIS-4 Investigators: Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, John Brown, Monica Basena, and Kristin Madden; in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. For additional information, visit the current NIS webpage at www.nis4.org . SAS USER ALERT Recently, some users have reported difficulty opening and working with SAS files from NDACAN after updating their SAS software to SAS 9.3 64-bit. Information about this issue and solutions are available here http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/User_Support/SASUserAlert.html. CALL FOR DATA USERS TO SEND CITATIONS NDACAN maintains a bibliography of all the scholarly work that has been produced using Archive data. Visitors to our Bibliography page can learn about and access the Child Abuse and Neglect Digital Library (canDL). Please visit the canDL to see if your publications with Archive data are listed and contact us if we have missed any (ndacansupport@cornell.edu ). Featured Citations: * Fusco, R. A., & Rautkis, M. E. (2012). Transracial mothering and maltreatment: Are black/white biracial children at higher risk? Child Welfare, 91(1), 55-77. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1026808715?accountid=10267 * Glisson, C., Green, P., & Williams, N. J. (2012). Assessing the organizational social context (OSC) of child welfare systems: Implications for research and practice. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(9), 621-632 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.06.002 * Pazdera, A. L., McWey, L. M., Mullis, A., & Carbonell, J. (In Press). Child sexual abuse and the superfluous association with negative parenting outcomes: The role of symptoms as predictors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00272.x * Steen, J. A., & Harlow, S. (2012). Correlates of multiple placements in foster care: A study of placement instability in five states. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(2), 172-190. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2012.667734 FORTHCOMING DATASETS * Predicting and Preventing Neglect in Teen Mothers: 24, 30, & 36 Month Follow-up Data by Borkowski, J.G., Carta, J., Warren, S.F., Ramey, S.L., Ramey, C., Guest, K., Keltner, B., Lanzi, R.G., Klerman, L., Atwater, J., and Lefever, J. E. (Dataset #140) * Multi-Site Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs (Chafee Independent Living Evaluation Project), 2001-2010 by Mark E. Courtney, et. al.(Dataset #161) CALL FOR DATASETS Did you know that archiving data benefits the contributor by preserving the data and increasing the potential number of author citations? The Archive is continually looking for quantitative datasets that would be valuable additions to its collection. Please contact us if you have data or know of data that would be particularly beneficial to other child maltreatment researchers (ndacansupport@cornell.edu ). Are you a member of our Child Maltreatment Research E-List? The Archive moderates an e-mail list for discussions of research issues relevant to child abuse and neglect. To subscribe or to alter your subscription, visit our CMRL page. ____________________ The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau. For more information, visit http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu . This notice is sent to all users of Archive data and to active members of our mailing list. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please contact ndacan@cornell.edu .

THE NDACAN UPDATA Winter 2012-2013 (Vol. 27) The NDACAN Updata is your source for important Archive announcements and is distributed twice a year. RECENT DATA RELEASES * AFCARS Foster Care 2011 by the Children's Bureau (Dataset #167) * AFCARS Adoption 2011 by the Children's Bureau (Dataset #168) 2013 SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NDACAN will sponsor its 21st Summer Research Institute (SRI) for child maltreatment researchers on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York on June 10 - 14, 2013. The Institute will be an intensive experience in secondary data analysis that combines colloquia with hands-on computing time. Participants are selected on a competitive basis from a variety of disciplines including psychology, social work, and medicine. The primary goal of the Institute is to facilitate secondary analysis projects (using NDACAN archived data) from which researchers can publish their findings. In addition, the Institute will provide child maltreatment researchers an invaluable opportunity for networking and collaboration. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2013. For additional information or to download an application, visit the Summer Institute page of our website. The Public Use File (PUF) of the Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-4) is available for analysis. (Dataset #147 ) The NIS serves as the nation’s needs assessment on child abuse and neglect. It offers a unique perspective on the scope of the problem by going beyond the children that child protective service (CPS) agencies investigate. Although the NIS includes children investigated by CPS agencies, it also obtains data on other children who are recognized as maltreated by community professionals but not reported to CPS or screened out by CPS without investigation. Thus, the NIS estimates include both abused and neglected children who are in the official CPS statistics and those who are not. The NIS follows a nationally representative sample design, so the estimates reflect the numbers of abused and neglected children in the United States who receive CPS investigation or come to the attention of community professionals. The fact that there have been three previous NIS cycles using comparable methods and definitions means that one can compare NIS–4 estimates with those from the earlier studies in order to identify changes over time in the incidence and distribution of abused and neglected children. Data from the three prior NIS cycles are available from NDACAN as Datasets 52, 51, and 70. NIS-4 data includes 60 maltreatment subtypes. The dataset includes variables related to maltreatment, report sources, demographics, and child, household, and perpetrator characteristics. Because of the complex sample design, NIS data must be analyzed using specialized software such as WesVar or SUDAAN. WesVar is free software provided by Westat: WesVar Download Examples of how to use WesVar with NIS-4 and WesVar manuals are provided with the datatset. You can find the dataset User's Guide, links to NIS-4 publications, and instructions for ordering the data on the NDACAN website at www.ndacan.cornell.edu/NDACAN/Datasets/Abstracts/DatasetAbstract_147.html NIS-4 Investigators: Andrea J. Sedlak, Jane Mettenburg, John Brown, Monica Basena, and Kristin Madden; in collaboration with the Children’s Bureau, the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. For additional information, visit the current NIS webpage at www.nis4.org . SAS USER ALERT Recently, some users have reported difficulty opening and working with SAS files from NDACAN after updating their SAS software to SAS 9.3 64-bit. Information about this issue and solutions are available here http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu/Ndacan/User_Support/SASUserAlert.html. CALL FOR DATA USERS TO SEND CITATIONS NDACAN maintains a bibliography of all the scholarly work that has been produced using Archive data. Visitors to our Bibliography page can learn about and access the Child Abuse and Neglect Digital Library (canDL). Please visit the canDL to see if your publications with Archive data are listed and contact us if we have missed any (ndacansupportcornell.edu ). Featured Citations: * Fusco, R. A., & Rautkis, M. E. (2012). Transracial mothering and maltreatment: Are black/white biracial children at higher risk? Child Welfare, 91(1), 55-77. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1026808715?accountid=10267 * Glisson, C., Green, P., & Williams, N. J. (2012). Assessing the organizational social context (OSC) of child welfare systems: Implications for research and practice. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(9), 621-632 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.06.002 * Pazdera, A. L., McWey, L. M., Mullis, A., & Carbonell, J. (In Press). Child sexual abuse and the superfluous association with negative parenting outcomes: The role of symptoms as predictors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00272.x * Steen, J. A., & Harlow, S. (2012). Correlates of multiple placements in foster care: A study of placement instability in five states. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 6(2), 172-190. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548732.2012.667734 FORTHCOMING DATASETS * Predicting and Preventing Neglect in Teen Mothers: 24, 30, & 36 Month Follow-up Data by Borkowski, J.G., Carta, J., Warren, S.F., Ramey, S.L., Ramey, C., Guest, K., Keltner, B., Lanzi, R.G., Klerman, L., Atwater, J., and Lefever, J. E. (Dataset #140) * Multi-Site Evaluation of Foster Youth Programs (Chafee Independent Living Evaluation Project), 2001-2010 by Mark E. Courtney, et. al.(Dataset #161) CALL FOR DATASETS Did you know that archiving data benefits the contributor by preserving the data and increasing the potential number of author citations? The Archive is continually looking for quantitative datasets that would be valuable additions to its collection. Please contact us if you have data or know of data that would be particularly beneficial to other child maltreatment researchers (ndacansupportcornell.edu ). Are you a member of our Child Maltreatment Research E-List? The Archive moderates an e-mail list for discussions of research issues relevant to child abuse and neglect. To subscribe or to alter your subscription, visit our CMRL page. ____________________ The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect at Cornell University is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Children’s Bureau. For more information, visit http://www.ndacan.cornell.edu . This notice is sent to all users of Archive data and to active members of our mailing list. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, please contact ndacancornell.edu .