Second Annual Conference on Child Abuse Prevention
- May 15, 16, 1997 -
Tarrytown, NY
"Community Partnerships for Healthy Families"

Skills Seminar



Using the World Wide Web for Child Abuse Prevention:
WORKSHOP OUTLINE

Developing an organizational strategy for using the Internet
Basics of accessing the World Wide Web
Organizing and managing your information
Using the Internet to speed problem solving and increase information access

Breakouts: Special Topic Discussions

INTRODUCTIONS, ORGANIZATION AND EXPECTATIONS
(40 minutes)

Developing an organizational strategy
for using the Internet (10 minutes) - Tom Hanna
Cornell's Child Abuse Prevention Network

I. Hardware and Software Needs
II. Choosing an Internet Provider
III. Who should be online?
IV. Who should be in charge?
V. Time Saver or Time Waster? -- Policies on Use

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS - 5 minutes

TIME CONSUMED: 55 minutes

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Basics of Accessing the World Wide Web (40 minutes)
- Based on a workshop by Patrick Collins
NCCAN's Cornell National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect

I. Understanding what a Web browser can do (ie integrate Internet services)
E-mail
Network News (Usenet)
Browsing Servers
FTP
Gopher
WWW

II. Configuring your browser
obtaining and installing helper applications

III. How to find what you want
Constructing URLs
Following Links
Buttons
Image Maps

IV. Keeping track of what you find
Using Bookmarks
Creating your own page of hyperlinks

V. Using what you find
Printing
decoding and decompressing files
copying text and graphics
understanding file types and formats
using acrobat files
using text files

VI. Working faster
disabling graphics

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5 MINUTE BREAK


TIME CONSUMED: 1 HOUR, 40 MINUTES

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Organizing and Managing Your Information (30 minutes) - Based on a workshop by Lenna Reid
NCCAN'S National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse anf Neglect


I. Information Gathering on the Internet/World Wide Web
Finding Information on the Internet
using search engines - how are they different, how do they work

What is available
full-text documents, summaries, abstracts, etc.
accessing publisher sites and other distributors/using their sites
to access information quickly

Documenting Internet Sources
credibility issues
listing bibliographical references [MLA Handbook - "Documenting Electronic Sources on the Internet"]

II. Information Providers on the Internet
Identifying Sites/Understanding Their Role as Information Providers

Intranets (Tom Hanna)
An Intranet -- what is it and why build one?
Fundamentals of building an intranet
Advantages and disadvantages: Where's the rest of the
Internet?

III. Demonstrations/Questions

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Using the Internet to speed problem solving and increase information access
(15 minutes) - Tom Hanna

Demonstration of specific examples of how to take a problem, go to the
Internet, and get solutions

I. Past examples
II. Present examples
III. Future examples
IV. Links for Mutual Support

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TIME CONSUMED: 2 HOURS, 25 MINUTES

5 MINUTE BREAK

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Breakout Sessions: 3 Small Groups (30 minutes)

Possible sessions include:
More Basics of Accessing the World Wide Web
Building Intranets
How to Develop a Web Page
How to Get Started on the Internet

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TIME CONSUMED: 3 HOURS

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Panel Discussion and Assessment (30 minutes)
Di d we accomplish our goals for this skills seminar?

I. Group Reports from Breakout sessions
II. Questions of Panelists
III. Presenters Resource Recommendations

VI. Evaluations

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TIME CONSUMED: 3 HOURS, 30 MINUTES


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