2011 NDACAN Summer Institute
September 9, 2011
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) sponsored its annual Summer Research Institute (SRI) on the Cornell University campus June 13-17. The 2011 Institute was another outstanding experience for the participants and the NDACAN staff. The SRI provides an intensive experience in the secondary analysis of child abuse and neglect data preserved at the Archive. In addition, the Institute provides child abuse and neglect researchers an invaluable opportunity for networking and collaborating with each other. The seventeen participants were selected on a competitive basis and represented a wide variety of disciplines (e.g., psychology, medicine, epidemiology, law, social work). A featured speaker was Shenyang Guo, Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill, who gave a detailed presentation entitled “Propensity Score Analysis in Child Welfare Research” which participants rated very highly. Interested researchers can check the NDACAN website for more information about the SRI and the Archive.