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Message ID: 10024
Date: 2016-10-09

Author:Kristen Slack

Subject:Re: Request for info on programs serving families "deflected" from CPS

Hi Lisa. Thanks so much for the link to the APSAC publication. Just to clarify—when I am talking about families deflected from CPS, I am talking about the families who in the past have not received any services at all from CPS following a report and/or investigation. In the U.S., I think it is close to 40% of reports of maltreatment do not result in a CPS case opening. Families in this situation are traditionally/historically no longer in the purview of CPS. I’m interested in community-based voluntary programs that try to serve this “screened out” (either at the hotline call or upon investigation) population in a systematic way. I see this as different from AR/DR, which is more of a triaging approach to dealing with families whose situations do rise to statutory definitions of maltreatment and safety risk, and who consequently have cases opened for CPS services of some form or another. Thanks again for the link! Kristi Kristen Slack, Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison https://socwork.wisc.edu/kristi-slack On Oct 6, 2016, at 12:55 PM, Lisa Fontes > wrote: Please take a look at the most recent issue of the APSAC Advisor (the American Professional Society on the Abuse of CHildren) which discusses Differential Response. It's quite sobering. Here's the link: http://files.constantcontact.com/f9c101a1501/c6b8bfc6-a15b-44cf-8be1-e0a2093db449.pdf I hope that link works for people. "Deflecting" families from CPS before a thorough assessment has been done is--apparently--a risky practice. Respectfully, Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer University of Massachusetts Amherst ________________________________ From: "Kari Pendray" > To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:14:45 AM Subject: RE: Request for info on programs serving families "deflected" from CPS WA state has FAR – Family Assessment Response through Children’s Administration at the state level. Kari Pendray, M.A. | Education and Family Support Coordinator | Snohomish County ECEAP 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 305 | Everett, WA 98201 | TEL: 425-388-7321 | FAX: 425-259-1444 | kari.pendray@snoco.org “Cultivating the full potential of the whole child and the whole family in the early years.” NOTICE: All emails and attachments sent to and from Snohomish County are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) From: bounce-120864377-76196333@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120864377-76196333@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kristen Slack Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 1:19 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Subject: Request for info on programs serving families "deflected" from CPS Hello everyone. I am trying to identify states or counties/regions that have voluntary service programs dedicated to (i.e., exclusively intended for) families who are reported and potentially also investigated by CPS, but whose cases are closed at that point. I am particularly interested in examples of programs/services that are separate from/external to CPS. I am not looking for information on alternative/differential response models that are delivered internal to CPS systems. I know about “Community Response” in Wisconsin and Colorado, Minnesota's Parent Support Outreach Program (although I am not sure if this still exists or not), and I believe California may have a three-tiered front-end track with one of the tracks involving voluntary services delivered external to CPS. If you believe your state/county/region has such a program, if you could reply to me off-line with the name of the program and the entity that runs it, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you! Kristi Kristen Slack, Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison https://socwork.wisc.edu/kristi-slack

Hi Lisa. Thanks so much for the link to the APSAC publication. Just to clarify—when I am talking about families deflected from CPS, I am talking about the families who in the past have not received any services at all from CPS following a report and/or investigation. In the U.S., I think it is close to 40% of reports of maltreatment do not result in a CPS case opening. Families in this situation are traditionally/historically no longer in the purview of CPS. I’m interested in community-based voluntary programs that try to serve this “screened out” (either at the hotline call or upon investigation) population in a systematic way. I see this as different from AR/DR, which is more of a triaging approach to dealing with families whose situations do rise to statutory definitions of maltreatment and safety risk, and who consequently have cases opened for CPS services of some form or another. Thanks again for the link! Kristi Kristen Slack, Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison https://socwork.wisc.edu/kristi-slack On Oct 6, 2016, at 12:55 PM, Lisa Fontes > wrote: Please take a look at the most recent issue of the APSAC Advisor (the American Professional Society on the Abuse of CHildren) which discusses Differential Response. It's quite sobering. Here's the link: http://files.constantcontact.com/f9c101a1501/c6b8bfc6-a15b-44cf-8be1-e0a2093db449.pdf I hope that link works for people. "Deflecting" families from CPS before a thorough assessment has been done is--apparently--a risky practice. Respectfully, Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer University of Massachusetts Amherst ________________________________ From: "Kari Pendray" > To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers" > Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:14:45 AM Subject: RE: Request for info on programs serving families "deflected" from CPS WA state has FAR – Family Assessment Response through Children’s Administration at the state level. Kari Pendray, M.A. | Education and Family Support Coordinator | Snohomish County ECEAP 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 305 | Everett, WA 98201 | TEL: 425-388-7321 | FAX: 425-259-1444 | kari.pendraysnoco.org “Cultivating the full potential of the whole child and the whole family in the early years.” NOTICE: All emails and attachments sent to and from Snohomish County are public records and may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act (RCW 42.56) From: bounce-120864377-76196333list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120864377-76196333list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Kristen Slack Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 1:19 PM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Subject: Request for info on programs serving families "deflected" from CPS Hello everyone. I am trying to identify states or counties/regions that have voluntary service programs dedicated to (i.e., exclusively intended for) families who are reported and potentially also investigated by CPS, but whose cases are closed at that point. I am particularly interested in examples of programs/services that are separate from/external to CPS. I am not looking for information on alternative/differential response models that are delivered internal to CPS systems. I know about “Community Response” in Wisconsin and Colorado, Minnesota's Parent Support Outreach Program (although I am not sure if this still exists or not), and I believe California may have a three-tiered front-end track with one of the tracks involving voluntary services delivered external to CPS. If you believe your state/county/region has such a program, if you could reply to me off-line with the name of the program and the entity that runs it, I would GREATLY appreciate it. Thank you! Kristi Kristen Slack, Professor School of Social Work University of Wisconsin-Madison https://socwork.wisc.edu/kristi-slack