The National Incidence Study (NIS) is a congressionally mandated, periodic research effort to assess the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States. Information is provided in the following categories:
- Documents Related to NIS-4
- Documents Related to NIS-3
- Documents Related to NIS-2
- Documents Related to NIS-1
- National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
Fourth National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Provides updated estimates of the incidence of child abuse and neglect in the United States, measures changes in these estimates from earlier studies, and examines the incidence of child maltreatment in relation to various subgroups defined by the child's characteristics and family or household characteristics. This website includes the Report to Congress and other supplementary reports from the NIS-4.
Related Publications for NIS-4
Documents in Information Gateway library related to NIS-4.
Sedlak, A. J.;Broadhurst, D. D.
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Related Publications for NIS-3
Documents in Information Gateway library related to NIS-3, including history, follow-up reports and appendices.
Related Publications for NIS-2
Documents in Information Gateway library related to NIS-2, including history, reports to Congress and supplementary analyses.
Related Publications for NIS-1
Documents in Information Gateway library related to NIS-1, including history, parent survey, and statement of work.
National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) facilitates the secondary analysis of research data relevant to the study of child abuse and neglect. Datasets from the first three National Incidence Studies are available from NDACAN to approved researchers. Technical assistance with analysis of the data and other resources are also available.