served as an Investigator on the LONGSCAN project, and as Principal Investigator of the From Science to Practice, a focused dissemination effort bringing LONGSCAN findings and recommendations based on these findings generated by key stakeholders to practitioners and policy makers. She was the Director of the ... MORE
has been a source of innovation in child maltreatment prevention research since joining IPRC in 2008. He is the current Maternal and Child Health Services Director for the Department of Family Medicine at UNC, a graduate of both the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC ... MORE
This project improves and expands surveillance of child maltreatment in Wake County, NC, by developing a surveillance system and exploring potential linkages between existing systems. The project includes partnering with Wake County agencies to assess current data, identify data gaps and implement changes that could serve as the basis for a comprehensive ongoing child maltreatment ... MORE
Abusive Head Trauma in infants, or Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. Some work has been done to develop educational interventions for new parents to eliminate this threat to infant well-being. This statewide evaluation will provide information on the effectiveness of the The Period ... MORE
LONGSCAN, the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect, followed 1,354 children and their primary caregivers from five study sites for 20 years, and generated over 135 peer-reviewed publications to date. The LONGSCAN Coordinating Center was run from ... MORE
based on findings from the 20-year, multisite LONGSCAN studies: LONGSCAN Science to Practice.
was voted by the International Journal of Child Maltreatment Editorial Board as Best Article in Child Maltreatment for 2012. The paper utilized LONGSCAN data and was authored by LONGSCAN Investigators, led by Dr. Laura Proctor. http://www.iprc.unc.edu/longscan/
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
The LONGSCAN dataset is available for use by qualified researchers through the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect.
A project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT is an important source for data on child and family well-being in the United States. Access hundreds of indicators, download data and create reports and graphics on the KIDS COUNT Data Center that support smart decisions about children and families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
The California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) provides child welfare professionals with easy access to vital information about selected child welfare related programs. The primary task of the CEBC is to inform the child welfare community about the research evidence for programs being used or marketed in California.* The CEBC also lists programs that may be less well-known in California, but were recommended by the Topic Expert for that Topic Area.
Prevent Child Abuse America founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and over 500 Healthy Families America home visitation sites in 41 states, all the territories, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the only statewide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Through investment in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs, PCANC works with North Carolina’s communities to help build safe, stable, nurturing, and healthy relationships for all children.
FRIENDS, the National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), provides training and technical assistance to Federally funded CBCAP Programs. This site serves as a resource to those programs and to the rest of the Child Abuse Prevention community.
For NC policy updates related to child fatality prevention please visit the NC Child Fatality Task Force