About the NCAC Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO™)
The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO™) is a service of the National Children’s Advocacy Center developed as a resource collection for professionals working in fields associated with child abuse. Since its launch in 2004, CALiO™ has provided authoritative resources that contribute to evidence-based practice, informed decision making and more effective services.
Since 2014, CALiO™ has greatly expanded its services to professionals beyond the Children’s Advocacy Center community. The expanded CALiO™Collections offers open access to high quality information resources for professionals who work in social services, healthcare organizations, law enforcement, youth services and private practice across the U.S. and around the world, combatting child maltreatment.
Collections - CALiO™ is one of the largest professional resource collections available today, providing access to published knowledge, educational materials and resources related to child maltreatment.
What's New in CALiO™?
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Services -CALiO™ provides an array of professional services, described below, including online search services, table of contents services, and training. Among its more specialized services, CALiO compiles and creates annotated bibliographies of resources on specific issues, problems and topics of interest pertaining to child abuse and neglect, and develops resource packages for decision making and research.
Access -CALiO™ and NCAC's On-Campus Research Library are primarily research collections supporting the professional work of the organization. However, the library and its collections are available to other professionals and to the public, as outlined in the Access Policies below.
CALiO™-Cornerstone of Evidence-based Practice for Nationally Dispersed Field Professionals. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association in Philadelphia, PA on June 13, 2016.
The Neglect of Neglect: Is Research Informing Practice? Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 2012.
Constructing the Foundation for Research Into Practice (RIP). Presentation at the 21st International Summit and Training on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), San Diego, CA, August 2016.