Elliott Smith presents to the Child Welfare Information Gateway
April 6, 2012
On March 30, Elliott Smith, Associate Director of the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect gave a webinar to the staff of the Child Welfare Information Gateway. Like the Data Archive, the Gateway is a service of the Children's Bureau in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to "connect professionals and the general public to timely, essential information and resources targeted to the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families." The Gateway frequently refers researchers, graduate students, and child welfare professionals to the Archive. During the webinar, Dr. Smith gave an overview of the Data Archive, including a description of its services, an explanation of what secondary analysis is, and the datasets that the Archive distributes most frequently to the research community.