LONGSCAN Publications




The second wave of the data archived with the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) includes data collected at the age 4, 6, 8, 12, and 14 interviews, as well as data from the annual contact interviews.

Measures included from the caregiver's report include: parenting behaviors; quality of the caregiver's relationship with her spouse or partner and family functioning; measures of depression, health, caregiver history of loss, separation, and victimization, life events, and services utilization. Measures pertaining to the child include the Batelle, behavior and development, cognitive and psychological functioning, maltreatment history, and life events.

The availability of these data for public use will benefit a wide range of researchers interested in child development and family processes and facilitate the growth in the body of knowledge for policy and practice of the family contexts underlying the development of children at risk. The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) makes a restricted dataset available to members of the research community who meet eligibility criteria and agree to the requirements of the data license.

Summer Research Institute

Each year, the NDACAN sponsors a week-long Summer Research Institute at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Secondary analysis of the LONGSCAN archived data was the focus of this years Institute (2009). Participants were from a wide variety of disciplines and were selected on a competitive basis.

The primary goals of the Institute were to increase utilization of the LONGSCAN archived data and to facilitate a medium-term secondary analysis project while providing participants an opportunity for networking and collaborating with each other.

During the Institute there were presentations by LONGSCAN investigators, including discussions about the study’s research methodology, statistical approaches, secondary analysis results, and data management. Additionally, computing labs were made available to the participants for hands-on work with the LONGSCAN archived datasets.

Instruction was provided by the NDACAN staff, members of the Cornell faculty, and by the LONGSCAN investigators and staff. The expectation is that each participant's work would result in a conference paper, journal article, or other publication.





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