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How is LONGSCAN responsive to the National Research Council's Recommendations?

  • LONGSCAN is a multi-site longitudinal study of 1354 children identified in infancy or early childhood as being maltreated or at risk of maltreatment. The children being studied are culturally and ethnically diverse, from five geographically distinct areas.
  • LONGSCAN is a collaborative study involving investigators from the fields of pediatrics, psychology, social work, sociology, biostatistics, and public health who have diverse perspectives on child maltreatment.
  • LONGSCAN data collection is guided by a theoretical model that emphasizes the interplay of child and family characteristics with community and social variables.
  • The size and diversity of the sample enables LONGSCAN to examine the relative impact of various forms of maltreatment, singularly and in combination with others. The multi-site nature of LONGSCAN permits evaluation of the effectiveness of differing service delivery traits across localities, & across time as programs & policies change.

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