This session will explore trends and shifts in child maltreatment rates and the ways in which they may relate to changes in social and economic environments.

Moderator:Anne Petersen, University of Michigan

Societal Trends and Implications for Understanding Rates of Child Maltreatment

Christina Paxson, Princeton University

Changes in Rates of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect

Lisa Jones, University of New Hampshire

Contributions of Data Sources to UnderstandingChild Maltreatment

Andrea Sedlak, Westat







SESSION 2: What Have We Learned About the Causes and Consequences of Child Maltreatment

This session will explore changes in our thinking about the risk and protective factors that contribute to child maltreatment, and advances in knowledge of the shortand long-term consequences of various forms of maltreatment on biobehavioral processes and functions.

Moderator:Anne Petersen, University of Michigan

The Impact of Contextual Factors on Child Maltreatment Reports and Behaviors

Jill Korbin, Case Western Reserve University

Neurobiology of Neglect

Mary Dozier, University of Delaware (presenting)
Phil Fisher, University of Oregon (not attending)

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