ERIC Number: ED361965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System: Working Paper 2: 1991 Summary Data Component.
American Humane Association, Englewood, CO. Children's Div.
This document was prepared from information provided by state child protective services agencies on the 1991 Summary Data Component Form of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). The report is a working document that provides a basis for developing and refining the approach to collecting national information on child maltreatment. A background section describes the historical background of the design and development of the NCANDS, including the legislative basis for initiating the design. The next section discusses some of the issues, problems, and major findings that emerged in the implementation of the national data collection exercises. Tables then report aggregate data reported by states on: number of reports, numbers of children subject of a report, number of reports by source, number of investigations by disposition, number of children by disposition, number of victims by maltreatment type, age of victims, sex of victims, race/ethnicity of victims, victims removed from home, court action initiated, receiving additional services, number of children who died from abuse or neglect, and relationship of perpetrator to victim. Data from each table are then analyzed and findings are discussed. State explanations of the data in the national data tables are provided. A glossary contains working definitions of the NCANDS data elements. Appendixes list persons involved in the project, provide copies of forms and instructions, and present revised 1990 tables reflecting state updates. (JDD)
Descriptors: Age, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Court Litigation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Ethnicity, Incidence, Individual Characteristics, Mortality Rate, National Surveys, Program Implementation, Race, Sex, State Agencies, State Programs, Victims of Crime
National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect, P.O. Box 1182, Washington, DC 20013-1182.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Humane Association, Englewood, CO. Children's Div.