The International Society for Child Indicators

1st International Society of Child Indicators Conference (2007, Chicago)

June 26, 2007

 

Opening Plenary

Chicago children and youth 1990-2010: Changing population trends
Bob Goerge, Chapin Hall Center for Children, the University of Chicago

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The Child Indicators Movement: Past, Present and Future
Asher Ben-Arieh, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Anticipatory socialization and the dynamics of childhood
Ivar Frones, University of Oslo

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June 27, 2007

Societal Factors of Child Maltreatment: Focusing on the Role of Neighborhood Poverty
Bong Joo Lee, Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University

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Asking children about their well-being. Developing a framework for identifying child-centered social indicators
Toby Fattore, Commission for Children and Young People, Sydney, Australia; Jan Mason, School of Social Sciences and Social Justice Social Change Research Centre, University of Western Sydney, Australia and Elizabeth Watson, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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June 28, 2007

Closing Plenary

Presenting the UNICEF Child Well-Being Report Card
Jonathan Bradshaw, York University, UK

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Governments Response to the UNICEF Report Card
David Parker, Innocenti Research Center, Italy

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ISCI General Assembly

Sessions

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June 26, 2007

Session 1: Theory and Conceptual Framework

 

No Answer Is Also an Answer
David Macrov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Quality of Life for Children with Disabilities: From Conceptual Model to Measurement Instrument
Rebecca Renwick and Ann Fudge Schormans, University of Toronto, Canada

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Session 2: Measurement, Data, and Method Issues

 

Observed Neighborhood Characteristics as an Indicator of Child Safety and Well-Being
Jim McDonell, Clemson University, USA

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Child Social Exclusion: Development of a Small Area Indicator
Justine McNamara, Robert Tanton, Anne Daly, Ann Harding et al., University of Canberra, Australia

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Municipal Indicators for Children’s Health in Sweden
Lennart Köhler, Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden

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Session 3: Children’s Participation

 

Consideration of the Child’s Point of View: Introduction of a Japanese Concept of Ibasho
Sachiko Bamba, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA

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Perceived Quality of Life and Health of Hospitalized Children
Francisca González-Gil, Cristina Jenaro, Maria Gómez-Vela, and Noelia Flores, University of Salamanca, Spain

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Exploring Children’s Understandings of Well-Being Cross-Culturally: Toward More Inclusive Child Well-Being Indicators
Rose September, Toby Fattore, Jan Mason, and Elizabeth Watson, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and University of Western Sydney, Australia

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Session 4: Theory and Conceptual Framework

Issues and Challenges in Studying the Mental Health Consequences of Children’s Exposure to Political Violence: The Case of Palestinian Children
Muhammad Haj-Yahia, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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System of Key Indicators of Infancy and Adolescence
Silvia Carrasco, Carme Gómez Granell, Cristina Brullet, Lluís Flaquer et al., Consorci Institut d’Infància i Mon Urbà, Spain

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Neighborhood Influences on Child Indicators
Jill E. Korbin and Claudia J. Coulton, Case Western Reserve University, USA

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Session 5: Indices of Children’s Well-Being

The Child Well-Being Index
Ken Land, Duke University, USA

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The EU Child Well-Being Index
Jonathan Bradshaw, York University, UK

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Session 6: Child Indicators across Borders

International Demography of Youth Spirituality
Laura Lippman and Julie Keith, Child Trends, USA

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What Indicators Would We Use to Study Childhood in the Center of Social and Economic Transformation in China?
Randi Waerdahl, University of Oslo, Norway

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Effective Global Indicators of Child Maltreatment: The “Best Interest” of Children in the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Sook Hyun Kim, Boston University, USA

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June 27, 2007

Session 7: Indicators of Policy-Relevant Civic Life Skills Cross-Nationally and in the United States

The IEA Civic Education Study as a Source for Indicators of Civic Life Skills
Judith Torney-Purta, Britt Wilkenfeld, and Gary Homana, University of Maryland, USA

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The Generational Portrait Study as a Source for Indicators of Civic Life Skills
Molly Andolina, DePaul University, USA

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Session 8: KIDS COUNT

Making KIDS COUNT: State-Level Views on a Leading Child Indicators Initiative
Richard Rathge, North Dakota State University, USA; Deborah Benson, New York State Council on Children and Families, USA; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Rhode Island, KIDS COUNT, USA

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Advances and Challenges of KIDS COUNT Mexico
Gerardo Sauri, Children’s Rights Network, Mexico

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Session 9: Child Indicators Across Borders

A Comparative Analysis of Children’s Rights: Introducing the Children’s Rights Index
Brian Gran, Case Western Reserve University, USA

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Child Well-Being and Cross-national Variations in Educational Achievement
Dominic Richardson, York University, UK

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Poor Children in Europe: An Analytical Approach to the Study of Child Poverty, in the European Union Between 1994 and 2000
Gian Lorenzo Venturini, University of Torino, Italy

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Session 10: Policy Development

Pathways to Excessive Gambling: Are Young People’s Approaches to Gambling an Indication of Future Gambling Propensity?
Charlotte Fabiansson, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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From Data to Action: The Development and Dissemination of Key Indicators from the 2003 National Survey of Children’s Health
Kathleen S. O’Connor, Christina D. Bethell, and Stephen J. Blumberg, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, USA

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Establishing a Statewide System to Monitor Children’s Health, Development, and Well-Being: Using Data to Drive Policy and Planning
Michael White, Pamela Muth, Sharon Goldfeld, Ronelle Hutchinson, Office for Children, Australia

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Child Poverty and Vulnerability Indices for Vietnam
Keetie Roelen, Franziska Gassmann, and Chris de Neubourg, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

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Session 11: Measurement, Data, and Method Issues

Children’s Consumption, Equivalence Scales, and the “Cost” of Children: How Do We Assess the Economy of Children in Modern Economies?
Elling Borgeraas and Ragnhild Brusdal, National Institute for Consumer Research, Norway

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The Relationship between Parental Satisfaction from Diagnostic Procedures and Their Treatment Choices for Children with Autism
Cory Shulman-Brody, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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Bringing Comprehensive Indicators into Elementary School Work: A Practical Instrument for Mapping Student Needs
Sima Zalcberg, Miriam Cohen-Navot, and Iman Awadyeh, Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, Israel

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Session 12: Measurement, Data, and Method Issues

Young Children’s Subjective Well-Being and Its Connections with the Discontent of the Family in a Changing Cultural Context
Anja Riitta Lahikainen, University of Tampere, Finland and Inger Kraav, Tartu University, Estonia

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Indicators of Early Childhood Disaster Risk: Using Data for Strategic Improvements in Emergency Preparedness
Elizabeth F. Shores, Cathy Grace, Erin Barbaro, and Jamie Heath, Mississippi State University, USA

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Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education: Defining Quality Experiences for Young Children
Jacqueline Fallon, Center for Early Childhood Development and Education, St. Patrick’s College, Ireland

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Social Competence among Children and Adolescents: Development of an Indicator
Stephen J. Blumberg, Adam C. Carle, Kathleen S. O’Connor et al., Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Health Statistics, USA; Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, USA

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Session 13: Major Sources of Child Indicators in the United States

 

Child Trends Data Bank
Brett Brown, Child Trends, USA

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KIDS COUNT Project
William O’Hare, KIDS COUNT, USA

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Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Martha Moorehouse, Department of Health and Human Services, USA

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Session 14: Micro-Level Indices of Child Well-Being

Overview of Micro-Level Indices of Child Well-Being
Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, USA

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Indices of Child Well-Being Based on the National Survey of America’s Families
Sharon Vandivere and Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, USA

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An Index of Child Well-Being Based on the National Survey of Children’s Health
Laura Lippman, Kristin Anderson Moore, and Sharon Vandivere, Child Trends, USA

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The “America’s Promise” Index
Peter Scales and Peter Benson, Search Institute; Kristin Anderson Moore, Laura Lippman, Brett Brown, Child Trends, USA

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Session 15: Child Indicators and Cultural Differences

Vulnerable Children in Daycare Centers
Soeren Smidt and Suzanne Krogh, University College, Denmark

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Assessment Issues Faced by Child Protection Investigation Officers Working with Families from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities: An Australian Exploratory Study
Jatinder Kaur, Queensland Dept. Child Safety, Australia

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Assessing Children’s Psychological Well-Being in Namibia: Lessons for Research and Policy
Mónica Ruiz-Casares, McGill University, Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada

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Session 16: Policy Development

Child Indicators as Performance Measures for a State Early Childhood System Initiative
Ida Mae Arnold, North Carolina Partnership for Children, USA

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A Collaborative Approach to Measuring Service Systems for Children with Health Needs
Diane Behl, Richard Roberts, and Adrienne Akers, Utah State University, USA

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“Social Capital:” The Emperor’s New Clothes or a Functional Approach to Defining Indicators of Children and Young People’s Well-Being?
Elizabeth Backe-Hansen, NOVA, Norway

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June 28, 2007

Session 17: Theory and Conceptual Framework

Innovations in Measuring Outcomes in Children’s School and Social Functioning: Manitoba’s Child Well-Being Windows
Linda Burnside and Kathy Kristjanson, Department of Family Services and Housing, Manitoba, Canada

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Making Children Count: Using Child-Centered Data to Monitor the Realization of Children’s Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa
Lizette Berry and Double-Hugh Marera, Children’s Institute, South Africa

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Session 18: Positive Indicators of Child Well-Being Panel

What Do Children Need to Flourish? The Youth Perspective from Cognitive Interviews with Disadvantaged Youth
Laura Lippman and Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends, USA

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Positive Indicators in Middle Childhood
Kristin Anderson Moore, Sharon Vandivere, Astrid Atienza, and Tatia Thiot, Child Trends, USA

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The Construction of Korean Youth Happiness Index: A Comparative Perspective
Shinyoung Kim, National Youth Policy Institute, South Korea

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Session 19: Policy Development

Exploring the Determinants of Subjective Well-Being: A Study of Children in India
Tithi Bhatnagar and Gupta Meenakshi, Indian Institute of Technology, India

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Shared Responsibility for Community-Based Indicators of Child Health at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Barbara Rose, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA

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Session 20: Child Indicators and Cultural Differences

 

Indicators of Disadvantaged Children: The Case of Roma Children
Leonardo Menchini, Inoccenti Research Center, Italy

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Defining the Cultural Context of Aboriginal Children’s Development and Well-Being
Rani Param, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

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The OECD Family Database
Annette Panzera, Willem Adema, and Mark Pearson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, France

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Session 21: Child Indicators across Borders

A Cross-National Analysis of Parental Involvement and Student Literacy
Lina Guzman, Gillian Hampden-Thompson, and Laura Lippman, Child Trends, USA

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Children’s Rights International Study Project: A Shift from the Children’s Rights Focus to the Quality of Life Instrument
Zoran Pavlovic and Tina Rutar, Educational Research Institute, Slovenia

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Developing Headline Indicators to Monitor the Health, Development, and Well-Being of Australia’s Children
Sharon Goldfeld, Judy Straton and Ronelle Hutchinson, Office for Children, Australia

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The Measurement of and Response to Child Poverty in the U.K.
Marina Monteith, Save the Children, Ireland

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Session 22: Family Permanence and Foster Care

Foster Youth Seen and Heard: Indicator Development Using Personal Narratives from Foster Care
Dayna Finet, Jesse Helton, and Wendy L. Haight, University of Illinois, USA

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How do Children Fare in Care: A Longitudinal Study of Outcomes
Elizabeth Fernandez, University of New South Wales, Australia

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Constructing Safety Indicators from Child Welfare Events and Trajectories
Fred Wulczyn and Bridgette Lery, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, USA

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Foster Youth and the transistion to adulthood: Findings from the Midwest study
Amy Dworsky and Mark Courtney, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, USA

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The Demographics of Foster Care: Comparative Perspectives and Implications
Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago, USA; and Marilyn Chilvers, Department of Community Services, New South Wales, Australia

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Infants in Out-of-Home Care in NSW, Australia
Marilyn Chilvers and Albert Zhou, Economics, Statistics & Research Directorate, NSW Department of Community Services

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Session 23: Measurement, Data, and Method Issues

Monitoring Indicators of Children’s Victimization in School
Mona Khoury-Kassabri and Ron Avi Astor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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How Are Drug-Endangered Children Faring? Mining Agency Records for Measuring Well-Being
Sandra J. Altshuler and Amber Cleverly, Eastern Washington University, USA

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How to Study Vulnerable Groups of Children? Experiences from Studies on Street Children and Child Beggars in Mali, Ghana, and Senegal
Anne Hatløy, Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies, Norway

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The State of the Nations Children Report: Ireland 2006
Anne-Marie Brooks and Sinéad Hanafin, Office of the Minister for Children, Ireland

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Workshops

June 26, 2007

Workshop A: Developing Meaningful and Sustainable Outcome Measures and Indicators in Child Welfare: Child Safety and Recurrence of Maltreatment

Facilitators:
Brenda Moody, Peel Children’s Aid Society of Canada
Amin Malik, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Brad Bain, Durham Children’s Aid Society
Yosi Derman, Jewish Family & Child Service of Greater Toronto
Mark Kartusch, Hastings Children’s Aid Society
Deborah Goodman, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Maria Harlick, Children’s Aid Society of Simcoe County
Julie Lee, York Region Children’s Aid Society
Bruce Leslie, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

 

Workshop C: Securing Every Child’s Birthright to be Healthy, Housed, Educated, and Safe

Facilitators:
Gail Nayowith, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, USA
Jennifer March-Joly, Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, USA

 

June 27, 2007

Workshop D: The Need for Child Rights Indicators: How to Measure Whether Government is Effectively Delivering on its Children’s Rights Obligations

Facilitators:
Jennifer Grant, Save the Children, UK
Marina Monteith, Save the Children, UK

Sara Boyce, Save the Children, UK

 

June 28, 2007

Workshop F: Qualitative Analysis of the Effect of Comprehensive, Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum on Acquisition of Pre-Literacy Skills

Facilitators:
Lori S. Cable, Early Childhood Consultants, USA
Melissa O’Sullivan, Early Childhood Consultants, USA

 

Workshop G: Bridging the Gap between Research Production and Use: A Framework for Disseminating Research to Child Health Clinicians and Policymakers

Facilitators:
Susan Jack, McMaster University, Canada

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