Kempe Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute: Challenges in Child Maltreatment - Course 2


Mon July 23 - Fri July 27, 2018 


$150 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

Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

This intensive course is designed for trained researchers from multiple disciplines (e.g., public health, social work and social sciences) who are interested in applying their disciplinary expertise to examining topics related to child abuse. It will provide basic background on the child abuse problem from multiple perspectives and facilitate cross-disciplinary exploration of controversies and related unanswered research questions, drawing on the recent IOM report and published calls for research. 

The class will meet for 15 contact hours over a 5-day period and include information about accessing available data sources, attention to the ethical issues related to child abuse research, and how the social service and legal systems may impact the data and the research questions. Each participant will be expected to conduct an in-depth literature review on a topic of interest and outline the design of a study to examine that topic.

In addition to didactic sessions, this course will include intensive mentorship with a senior researcher with experience in child abuse research.  Attendees will meet in the afternoons with mentors to develop the foundations of a research project focused on child maltreatment. Participants will have the opportunity to continue consultation with the mentor after course completion.  

The last day to register for this training is June 6, 2018 

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Learning Objectives
  1.  Define different types of child abuse and neglect;
  2. Describe the epidemiology of major child abuse and neglect problems in the US and globally;
  3. Identify the range of outcomes and consequences both proximal and distal that maltreated children experience;
  4. Describe the attributes and limitations of selected data resources for conducting child abuse and neglect research;
  5. Identify legal/ethical issues associated with the study of child abuse and neglect in the US.
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