•  Greater emphasis on dissemination and implementation of research is needed. (Landsverk)

Policy and Support for Child Maltreatment Research

•  Administrative and grant review processes need to ensure that reviewers have adequate expertise with child maltreatment to ensure that maltreatment research proposals are evaluated on the basis of the quality of the work proposed. (Widom)

•  The capabilities of the researchers who can contribute to child maltreatment research need to be sustained and improved, for example, through postdoctoral grants. (Widom)

•  A funding mechanism is needed that can reflect the interdisciplinary nature of child maltreatment research and extend to graduate and postgraduate training. (Widom)

•  Early-career investigators and institutional review boards need education in how to deal with ethical issues that may arise during research on child maltreatment, such as reporting requirements. (Widom)

•  Guidelines are needed for the use of videotaped interviews donefor maltreatment assessments, for example, guidelines regarding confidentiality and access. (Putnam)

•  Fellowships in child abuse pediatrics should be funded. (Leventhal)

•  More research could be done in cooperation with CACs. (Osofsky, Leventhal)



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