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NCJ Number: 228911 Find in a Library
Title: Development and Piloting of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool - Parent Version (ICAST-P)
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:33  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:826-832
Author(s): Desmond K. Runyan; Michael P. Dunne; Adam J. Zolotor; Bernadette Madrid; Dipty Jain; Bernard Gerbaka; Daniel Mbassa Menick; Inna Andreva-Miller; Mohammed Sham Kasim; Wan Yuen Choo; Oksana Isaeva; Bonnie Mcfarlane; Clemencia Ramirez; Elena Volkova; Randa M. Youssef
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 7
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article examines the development of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Child Abuse Screening Tool - Parent Version (ICAST-P) on child discipline.
Abstract: Patterns of response to the Child Abuse Screening Tool-Parent Version (ICAST-P) revealed few missing values and distributions of responses that generally were similar in the six countries. The behavior it taps is not the entire range of disciplinary behaviors but behaviors thought to be common or important by the contributing experts. This instrument is well positioned as a relatively brief survey of child discipline practices in different communities. It appears to have face validity, reasonable internal consistency, and be acceptable to parents in these countries where it was piloted. There is no data on test, retest reliability from or in comparison with child or youth self-reports with the same children or mental health symptoms from the parents or children. Child maltreatment is a problem that has lengthy recognition worldwide. However, there is a lack of comparability of studies due to the variations in definitions and measures used. The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has developed instrumentation that may be used with cross-cultural and cross-national benchmarking by local investigators, ICAST-P. This paper examines the development and pilot results of the instrument developed to be administered to parents for the assessment of child maltreatment. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Child abuse detection
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Discipline; Effectiveness; Instrument validation; Parental attitudes; Questionnaires; Testing and measurement
Note: For additional articles in this special issue see NCJ-228906-10 and NCJ-228912.
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