Summer Training Webinar Series 2022

The Power of Linking Administrative Data The theme for this summer’s NDACAN Summer Training Series is the power of linking administrative data in research on child welfare. Sessions include data management workshops, linking across NDACAN data products and linking NDACAN data to external data products, and applied analysis workshops that leverage linking possibilities. This summer’s […]

CICM Brown Bag: Support Over Silence for KIDS

Monday, February 28, 2022 12:00- 1:00 (Central Time) Click HERE to Register Registration Required Dr. Nancy Weaver will share results from a recent publication: Support Over Silence for KIDS: a bystander training program to address public child maltreatment.  Dr. Weaver and her team created this program to train bystanders to confidently defuse challenging moments between caregivers and their […]

CICM Brown Bag: Intergenerational Impacts of Trauma: Interpersonal Violence and Involvement with Child Welfare among Alaska Native Mothers

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 12:00- 1:00 (Central Time) Click HERE to Register Registration Required This presentation utilizes longitudinal and linked administrative data from the state of Alaska to investigate intergenerational impacts of trauma among Alaska Native women including reports for child maltreatment, report substantiation, and removal from home. Presented by Autumn Asher BlackDeer

Predoctoral Institute (LEAD) Opens Applications

The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research, and Training(CICM): LEAD: Leadership, Equity, and Diversity (LEAD) for Higher EducationJuly 13-16, 2022 Predoctoral Institute Invitation to Apply  The CICM hosts an annual two and a half day Predoctoral Summer Institute for up to 12 underrepresented minority (URM) professionals who are interested in pursuing a PhD […]

Support Over Silence for KIDS Webinar

Thursday, February 10, 2022 12:00- 1:00 Eastern Time Click HERE to register for the LIVE event (link and materials will also be sent post event) Click HERE to receive recording link and materials (will NOT attend live) Dr. Nancy Weaver will discuss how to apply communication sciences, analytics, and public health principles to promote healthy […]

R25 Announcement

Building a Multidisciplinary Pipeline of Researchers in Child Abuse and Neglect: Summer Training Institute for Early Career or Transitioning Scholars Invitation to Apply for Competitive Trainee Award Dear colleagues, Because of the changes in the COVID spread and realizing how disruptive to schedules it is right now, Dr. Widom and I have decided to extend […]

SAGE Program Application Open

The SAGE program recruits, trains and financially supports MSW Brown School students as they complete 360 hours of their practica in Indian Country. All SAGE recipients are awarded a stipend to assist with the completion of their practicum serving tribal communities, focusing on behavioral health, violence prevention, or trauma. The flyer has the first steps […]

CICM Brown Bag: R- Markdown

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:00- 1:00 (Central Time) Click Here to Register Registration Required Join this hands- on workshop presented by Jenine Harris to learn how R- Markdown can support you in creating fully reproducible documents. In addition to making the process reproducible, R- Markdown has hundreds of options for customizing the look and feel […]

CVIP/ CICM Brown Bag: SAGE Program

Friday, October 15, 2021 12:00 PM (Central Time) Click HERE to Register Registration Required The SAGE Program is facilitated by the Buder Center and supports Brown School Social Work Students in completing practicum in Indian Country. During this Brown Bag, you’ll learn more about the program and hear from two SAGE recipients about their summer […]

Liwei Zhang Joins CICM as Assistant Research Professor

Liwei is finishing her postdoctoral fellowship in the Child Welfare and Wellbeing Research Unit at Rutgers University this summer. Liwei’s research focuses on understanding 1) how family and community contexts interact with each other in shaping parenting and child well-being and 2) how we can identify the most effective and efficient ways to prevent child […]

CICM Congratulates Graduates and Welcomes New Research Assistants to the Team

The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment extends the warmest congratulations and best wishes to outgoing graduates as they begin their next chapter! Graduates: Sara Beeler- Stinn Grace Newton Andrea Kennedy Jisuk Seon Katie Cobetto Zoe- Blair Andrews CICM is also happy to announce the addition of two Research Assistants Mackenzie Hynes Layne Wetherbee

Predoctoral Institute (LEAD) Opens Applications

The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy, Research, and Training (CICM): LEAD: Leadership, Equity, and Diversity for Higher Education October 6-8th 2021 Virtual Predoctoral Institute Invitation to Apply The CICM hosts an annual two and a half day Predoctoral Summer Institute for 12 underrepresented minority (URM) professionals who are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. […]

Symbology in Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels

In 2008, Prevent Child Abuse America declared the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention through the campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention. Pinwheels symbolize the notions of playfulness, joy, and childhood. It serves as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all children. The cyclical nature of the pinwheel depicts positive cycles […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month was officially created in 1983. In every year since, the nation comes together to recognize and bring awareness of the child abuse and neglect epidemic in the United States. This month is a reminder of the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Context of COVID-19

Melissa Jonson-Reid, PhD Brett Drake, PhD, Catherine Cobetto, Maria Gandarilla Ocampo Washington University in St Louis According to various news articles, child abuse and neglect hotlines around the country are reporting dramatic declines in the last few weeks. Colorado down by more than 1/3 from same time last year (Gliha, 2020) Connecticut dropped 70% (Thomas, […]

The COVID-19 Context of Child Abuse Prevention

In news articles across the country, there have been several states (including Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois & Missouri) reporting dramatic drops (1/3 to 2/3) in reports of maltreatment compared to what would be expected. Normally drops in calls would be a welcome sight for child abuse prevention advocates, but sadly no program exists that is capable […]

Center for Innovation in CM Policy Research & Training

The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy Research & Training New child maltreatment research center launched with $6.5 million NIH grant We are excited to announce that in addition to CVIP we have received funding for a new center, “The Center for Innovation in Child Maltreatment Policy Research and Training.” The new center joins […]