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Welcome to the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) website

A resource since 1988, the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) promotes scholarly exchange among researchers in the child maltreatment field. NDACAN acquires data from leading researchers and national data collection efforts and makes these datasets available to the research community for secondary analysis. NDACAN supports information-sharing through its Child Maltreatment Research List Serve and its Updata e-newsletter and provides data analysis opportunities to researchers through conference workshops and its annual Summer Research Institute. Join our mailing list to receive the free Updata e-newsletter and other NDACAN announcements.

Researchers looking for child abuse statistics should read the NDACAN Frequently Asked Questions.



Monthly Office Hours Spring 2024

Summer Training Series 2024

  • Information and Presenters
  • Schedule: Wednedays 12PM - 1PM (EST)
    • July 10: NCANDS: Strengths and Limitations
    • July 17: Assessing Reporting Issues in NCANDS and AFCARS
    • July 24: AFCARS: Strengths and Limitations
    • July 31: Survey Design and Using Weights
    • August 7: Approaching NSCAW III for Experienced and New Users
    • August 14: NYTD: Strengths and Limitations
  • Summer Training Series Registration Link