This meeting is free and open to all conference delegates and does not require pre-registration. If you are working in data collection or would simply like more information on what is happening in this area around the world, please feel free to join us.
The purpose of the ISPCAN Working Group on Child Maltreatment Data Collection is to develop areas of common interest for organizations and individuals who are actively working with child maltreatment data collection programs directly sponsored by governmental entities, which are sustained, and intended to be long term. In addition to countries that have implemented child maltreatment data systems, countries which are involved in planning and developing such systems are invited to participate as well.
As nations address the problem of abused and neglected children and adolescents, comprehensive data on this social problem are essential for planning, funding, and intervening in effective ways. A global perspective on this data is ultimately needed to understand the scale of the problem that the intervention community is addressing the gaps in those systems, their successes and challenges and to identify trends in all these areas.