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Monday 9th of December 2019


Training "Building a Multidisciplinary Pipeline of Researchers in Child Abuse and Neglect"



Monday 22nd of May 2017 - Friday 26th of May 2017


Child abuse and neglect is a significant public health concern in the United States and around the world. According to the most recent statistics, in fiscal year 2014, there were over three million referrals for some form of child maltreatment. The magnitude of the problem, the devastating short and long term consequences, and the importance of co-occurring contextual factors make this a challenging area of research requiring research from multiple disciplines. Despite the scope, size, and costs associated with child abuse and neglect, however, there is a dearth of scholars trained to conduct research in child abuse and neglect.  As noted in the recent Institute of Medicine (2014) report by the Committee on Child Maltreatment Research, Policy, and Practice for the Next Decade, “Existing research and service system infrastructures are not sufficient for responding to this public health challenge”.

This exciting new annual summer training institute is designed to help assure a continued pipeline of researchers interested in advancing science regarding abuse and neglect. This requires an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach that can take into account the multi-determined nature of this public health problem and its multiple and cascading outcomes. Beginning in 2017, 15 competitively selected trainees will receive awards to attend a week long summer institute.

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North America


Washington University in St Louis (Universities)


Abuse, Child, Justice, Juvenile, Minors, Research, Training


1 Brookings Drive, MO 63130, St. Louis
United States

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One Brookings Drive
MO 63130, St. Louis, United States


  • International Juvenile Justice Observatory (IJJO). Belgian Public Utility Foundation

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  • Head Office: Rue Mercelis, nº 50. 1050. Brussels. Belgium

    Phone: 00 32 262 988 90. Fax: 00 32 262 988 99. oijj@oijj.org

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