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Child Maltreatment Research Summit: Novel Methods from a public Health Perspective

Child Maltreatment Research Summit:

novel methods from a public health perspective

New data from the Alaska Longitudinal Child Abuse and Neglect Linkage (ALCANLink) Project

Monday May 14th, 8:00 AM-12:30 PM, UAA Beatrice McDonald Hall, Room 116

Tuesday May 15th 1:30 PM-5:30 PM, BP Energy Center

Day 1: For all those interested in maltreatment prevention, strengthening families, and working in related fields.

This session will focus on presenting the results from three recent studies using the ALCANLink data. Each presentation will last about 30min with 30min of facilitated group discussion after to allow the audience to participate in interpreting, suggesting further research, and identifying ways that this information could be useful for prevention.

Presentation 1: Describing results from a Latent Class Analysis of risk and protective factors among Alaskan children, presented by Anna Austin and Meghan Shanahan from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presentation 2: Results from a cumulative incidence comparative study between Alaska and California, presented by John Prindle from the Children’s Data Network in California

Presentation 3: Pre-birth household dysfunction and subsequent contact with child welfare, presented by Jared Parrish, Alaska Division of Public Health, WCFH

Day 2: For researchers, epidemiologists, and those interested in better understanding the math and assumptions behind the methods used to derive the data presented on Monday. Space is limited; first come, first served.

This session will focus on methods to allow a deeper dive into the statistics behind the latent class analysis, developing a cumulative incidence estimate, and standardization. These methods are transferable to a variety of health topics and useful tools to a researcher.
Each session will be scheduled for 1 hour:
- The nuts and bolts of LCA
- Direct and Indirect standardization (a refresher course)
- Understanding Risk, Survival, and Cumulative Incidence

In partnership with the following organizations:
Alaska Division of Public Health, Women’s Children’s and Family Health, MCH-Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Injury Prevention Research Center
California Children’s Data Network

For questions, please contact Jared at


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