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Monthly Office Hours

The Office Hours are an opportunity to get support from our team and chat with other data users in an informal setting. The first 30 minutes are open time consisting of breakout rooms with NDACAN staff to provide support for survey data, administrative data, statistical consulting, and networking. The second 30 minutes are dedicated to a specific theme, presentation, or workshop. The events are free but registration is required. To get notified of the Spring 2024 Office Hours sessions, join the Child Maltreatment Research list serve (CMRL) or follow us on Twitter.

Summer Training Series

Join us for the 2024 National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect's Summer Training Series. The theme of the 2024 series is best practices in the use of our data. Presentations will take place on Wednesdays from 12PM - 1PM (EST) and focus on the unique strengths and limitations of NDACAN data, common issues in their use, and general approaches to support rigorous analyses. The Summer Training Series helps participants advance research projects using our data and increases the impact of such work. The presentations are free but advanced registration is required through the link provided below.


Summer Training Series 2024 Schedule:
Wednesdays from 12PM - 1PM (EST)

  • July 10th: NCANDS: Strengths & Limitations
    • Introduction: Cara Kelly
    • Presenter: Sarah Sernaker
  • July 17th: Assessing Reporting Issues in NCANDS & AFCARS
    • Presenter: Alexander F. Roehrkasse
  • July 24th: AFCARS: Strengths & Limitations
    • Presenter: Sarah Sernaker
  • July 31st: Survey Design and Using Weights
    • Presenter: Sarah Sernaker
  • August 7th: Approaching NSCAW III for Experienced and New Users
    • Presenter: RTI
  • August 14th: NYTD: Strengths & Limitations
    • Presenters: Tammy White and Sarah Sernaker

Summer Training Series Registration Link:

Videos and Slides of Completed Series:

Summer Research Institute (SRI)

The SRI is NDACAN's annual on-line research workshop in which participants analyze Archive datasets over multiple days with close support and expertise provided by NDACAN professionals as-needed. The SRI also provides participating child abuse and neglect researchers an opportunity for networking and collaborating with each other. Please visit our Summer Research Institute page for more details. Please join our mailing list, the CMRL list serve or follow us on Twitter to receive announcements about the SRI.