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Message ID: 10284
Date: 2017-11-28

Author:Shipe, Stacey

Subject:RE: CPS and public schools

Yes, Cathleen. That is a better way of explaining my needs. Thank you. It's a unique situation I'm being asked to evaluate and because the hiring of workers and their job description is still being flushed out it's challenging for me to be more precise. To answer an earlier question, the school district wants child welfare workers (I said CPS because this is the area the workers are housed but they essentially are in-home workers, not necessarily investigators) because of their experience working with at risk families. It's more than a child's education that may be impacted as these families are dealing with multiple stressors. It is quite likely that most of these families may not have previous experience with the child welfare system but they are certainly at risk for that. Thank you all for your information. It does help guide me. Stacey Happy Connecting. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 5 -------- Original message -------- From: Cathleen Palm Date: 11/28/17 10:17 AM (GMT-05:00) To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: CPS and public schools Clarification – it doesn’t appear as though you are looking to find research/further a conversation about “partnerships” that promote more reports from teachers/schools to CPS versus situate a staff member from CPS to help families navigate challenging/changing times that might lead to the disruption of the child’s school. Part of what seems worthwhile to understand (if it is the latter) is how any such jurisdictions executed solid collaborative (cross-systems) data agreements/matching to not just identify child/families but also to measure outcomes. From: bounce-122083468-13606222@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122083468-13606222@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Fay Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:17 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: CPS and public schools I would suggest looking at the system of care and related literature (i.e. wrap around). I am a resident of Florida with a history of providing clinical services in the school setting. There are internal policies I am not sure if they are always explicit, and differ from county to county, regarding reporting child abuse and neglect. In my experience it is usually completed by an administrator or, as we have so many “resource officers” (local county sheriff’s deputies) in the school it may fall to that individual to file a report. I will need to take a closer look at the Florida, it is an interesting question. From: bounce-122082368-61969573@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122082368-61969573@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Bruce Borkosky Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:12 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: CPS and public schools I looked at the FL statistics a while back. It was interesting to see that a large number of reports were from schools. I suspect the reason is the amount of access the schools have vis à vis children. However, (and I forget how this was calculated), teachers were one of the groups least likely to report (IOW, teachers often failed to report actual abuse). BB On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Shipe, Stacey > wrote: Hello all – I am wondering if any of you have any information about partnerships between CPS (or any part of a child welfare system) and the public school system. More specifically, I am in need of articles, research, etc. that looks at how this type of relationship is forged and if there have been positive outcomes as result of the partnership. For example, lower rates of reports from teachers, more services for at-risk families, etc. I am beginning a program evaluation where a city school is hiring CPS workers and placing the CPS worker in elementary schools. The caseworker is supposed to help stabilize families so the family does not keep changing schools (i.e., excessive absences). This caseworker would essentially case manage specific families that have the highest risk for switching schools due to homelessness, substance abuse, etc. Thank you in advance for your help! Stacey -- -------------------------------------- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 Fax 813-200-8450 Website: https://www.fl-forensic.com ​CEU Courses: http://www.zurinstitute.com/bborkosky.html This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.

Yes, Cathleen. That is a better way of explaining my needs. Thank you. It's a unique situation I'm being asked to evaluate and because the hiring of workers and their job description is still being flushed out it's challenging for me to be more precise. To answer an earlier question, the school district wants child welfare workers (I said CPS because this is the area the workers are housed but they essentially are in-home workers, not necessarily investigators) because of their experience working with at risk families. It's more than a child's education that may be impacted as these families are dealing with multiple stressors. It is quite likely that most of these families may not have previous experience with the child welfare system but they are certainly at risk for that. Thank you all for your information. It does help guide me. Stacey Happy Connecting. Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S® 5 -------- Original message -------- From: Cathleen Palm Date: 11/28/17 10:17 AM (GMT-05:00) To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: CPS and public schools Clarification – it doesn’t appear as though you are looking to find research/further a conversation about “partnerships” that promote more reports from teachers/schools to CPS versus situate a staff member from CPS to help families navigate challenging/changing times that might lead to the disruption of the child’s school. Part of what seems worthwhile to understand (if it is the latter) is how any such jurisdictions executed solid collaborative (cross-systems) data agreements/matching to not just identify child/families but also to measure outcomes. From: bounce-122083468-13606222list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122083468-13606222list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Fay Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 9:17 AM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers' Subject: RE: CPS and public schools I would suggest looking at the system of care and related literature (i.e. wrap around). I am a resident of Florida with a history of providing clinical services in the school setting. There are internal policies I am not sure if they are always explicit, and differ from county to county, regarding reporting child abuse and neglect. In my experience it is usually completed by an administrator or, as we have so many “resource officers” (local county sheriff’s deputies) in the school it may fall to that individual to file a report. I will need to take a closer look at the Florida, it is an interesting question. From: bounce-122082368-61969573list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-122082368-61969573list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Bruce Borkosky Sent: Monday, November 27, 2017 4:12 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: CPS and public schools I looked at the FL statistics a while back. It was interesting to see that a large number of reports were from schools. I suspect the reason is the amount of access the schools have vis à vis children. However, (and I forget how this was calculated), teachers were one of the groups least likely to report (IOW, teachers often failed to report actual abuse). BB On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Shipe, Stacey > wrote: Hello all – I am wondering if any of you have any information about partnerships between CPS (or any part of a child welfare system) and the public school system. More specifically, I am in need of articles, research, etc. that looks at how this type of relationship is forged and if there have been positive outcomes as result of the partnership. For example, lower rates of reports from teachers, more services for at-risk families, etc. I am beginning a program evaluation where a city school is hiring CPS workers and placing the CPS worker in elementary schools. The caseworker is supposed to help stabilize families so the family does not keep changing schools (i.e., excessive absences). This caseworker would essentially case manage specific families that have the highest risk for switching schools due to homelessness, substance abuse, etc. Thank you in advance for your help! Stacey -- -------------------------------------- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 Fax 813-200-8450 Website: https://www.fl-forensic.com ​CEU Courses: http://www.zurinstitute.com/bborkosky.html This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.