Research Review bridges the gap
between research and practice

The National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds’ Research Review is an online resource from the Alliance to help state Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds and their partners stay up-to-date on the latest research and innovative approaches in the field of child abuse and neglect prevention. State prevention leaders at Children’s Trust Funds across the country told us in 2010 that bridging the gap between research and practice was a critical need. The Research Review is one of the Alliance’s responses to that request.

In each issue, we summarize selected recently published prevention-related articles and provide very brief notes on the findings of additional recently published articles. We also link to research-related resources from other national prevention partners.

  • This issue of Spotlight On "In Their Own Words: Sharing the Findings of Key Informant Interviews on The Prevention of Child Neglect" focuses on the findings of the Key Informant Interviews, conducted in relation to the Alliance Child Neglect Prevention Initiative.
  • “The Research-Savvy Practitioner”article in this edition discusses the qualitative research method referred to as Key Informant Interviews (KII) that was used in the data collection of information for the Alliance’s Child Neglect Prevention Initiative. This feature details this methodology, its advantages and limitations, and the interpretation of results.

  • Use the menus on the left to navigate through the current issue of the Research Review. Contents are archived; you can search for items included in past issues (and on the rest of the website) using the search box to the left.

We hope the Research Review is a useful resource for you and we welcome your suggestions, questions and feedback.

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