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Data collection for a second cycle (CIS-2) will begin in the fall of 2003. The value of the CIS will increase with subsequent cycles as it becomes possible to monitor trends. CIS fills a knowledge gap and will contribute to evolution of policy and practice.
Agreement in principle to prepare for the second cycle has been obtained from the Directors of Child Welfare. Consultations with provincial and territorial partners and other stakeholders are ongoing. The data collection instrument is undergoing review by experts. A Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued to solicit a research and management team.
The Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS) is the first nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child maltreatment and the characteristics of children and families investigated by Canadian child welfare services. The CIS addresses the four principal forms of maltreatment: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and emotional maltreatment.
The primary objective is to provide reliable estimates of the scope and characteristics of reported child abuse and neglect across Canada. Specifically, the CIS was designed to:
The CIS examines cases that are brought to the attention of child welfare authorities. Cases investigated only by the police, cases that are known in the community but not reported, and cases unknown to community members or professionals are not included in this study.
Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect(CIS): Final Report
This publication presents the major descriptive findings from the CIS. This report is directed to a professional audience. The goal of the document is to explain the methodology of the CIS and presents the study's findings in detail. Included in the CIS Final Report is an executive summary which provides a brief, accessible synopsis of the research results.
Maltreatment in Canada: Selected Results from the Canadian
Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect
CMIC is a companion to the CIS Final Report and presents substantiated rates of reported child maltreatment in Canada from the CIS data set. This report is intended for a wider audience than the CIS Final Report. Information in the document is enriched with graphs and tables.
3. At a glance
. . . The Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child
Abuse and Neglect
The objective of this four page fact sheet, is to provide readers with a snapshot of the CIS. At a glance ... outlines the goals, methods and key results from the study. Definitions of the four categories of maltreatment and the respective subcategories are given. This document is intended for educators, media, parent groups, and other interested parties.