Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute: Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation - Course 3


8/5/2019 – 8/9/2019

Monday, August 5th - Friday, August 9th, 2019


$200 for Standard Registration, No Cost to first-year fellows in approved child abuse pediatrics fellowships


Anschutz Medical Campus
13070 E 19th Ave
Education 1 Building (Room TBD)
Aurora, CO   80045

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

The Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Research and Evaluation through a Public Health Lens course will introduce participants to key concepts underlying prevention of child abuse and neglect from a public health perspective. The course will include a focus on principles of public health research and practice applied to Child Abuse and Neglect (CA&N) prevention as well as address different aspects of prevention research and evaluation (e.g., policy studies, intervention trials, and program evaluation) with examples from the child abuse and neglect literature. Through readings, lectures, and class discussions, participants will learn about and practice developing conceptual models and logic models and will receive mentoring as they develop their ideas for the design and evaluation of a child abuse prevention intervention. The course is designed for participants already having some familiarity with child abuse and neglect who are interested in gaining basic knowledge of research and evaluation principles from a public health perspective with focus on primary prevention at a community level.

Participants in this course will also join participants in other Kempe Summer Institute courses in attending daily lunch time seminars addressing a range of topics on CA&N research led by prominent leaders in the field. Each participant will leave the course with an outline of a proposed project that has been developed with input from fellow students and from faculty mentors and will receive mentoring online and via Zoom over a period of six months. 

The last day to register for this course is June 7, 2019

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Learning Objectives

Competency: Public Health Sciences Skills

  1. Describe the core elements of a public health approach to prevention; 
  2. Differentiate a public health approach to CA&N prevention from other approaches (e.g., clinical or legal); 
  3. Describe selected strategies for advancing CA&N prevention through the prism of a population level approach to primary prevention; 
  4. Describe approaches to evaluating prevention initiatives; 
  5. Develop a research/evaluation idea for the primary prevention of CA&N. 
Length of Learning Opportunity
1 week
Registration Information

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