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Message ID: 8073
Date: 2009-03-12

Author:Tom Hanna

Subject:Re: Fwd: Followup from USA TODAY

Dear Dr. Fernandes



"The jury is out."



It would be gratifying to show a body of research that answers the

questions asked:



> 1) Is there evidence that child abuse and/or neglect increases

>during economic downturns in the U.S.? Is anyone familiar with

>research on this?

> 2) Also, is there any evidence that unemployed parents are more

>likely to commit child abuse and/or neglect?

> 3) Are there county or state data showing changes in numbers of

>child abuse/neglect cases reported since the U.S. recession began in

>December 2007?



But so far, I have not discovered it.



What I hoped was that among the many communities who received these

questions I would have heard back about some series of studies, or a

comprehensive literature review, or a systematic meta-analysis that

we could all examine and discuss. Did not happen.



Has there never been a published literature review on these

questions? Is this something that is done by a different discipline

from ours?



There were responses, but not research-based evidence, or county or

state data that address these questions.



Maybe I missed something?



I have not heard back that USA is going to (or already did) publish a

report. I do appreciate the few responses I received from this and

many other lists.



If I have misinterpreted anyone's response to me, it is my mistake.

Please share your research-based evidence with this list.





Thanks!

Tom





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> charset="US-ASCII"

>Content-Description: HTML

>

>Hi Tom,

>

>I'm writing to follow up on your request to the listserv about child

>maltreatment during economic downturns. Did get any responses, and

>did USA Today publish an article on this topic?

>

>Thanks very much.

>

>Adrienne Fernandes

>Congressional Research Service

>

>****************************

>Adrienne L. Fernandes

>Analyst in Social Policy (Child Welfare and Youth Policy)

>Domestic Social Policy Division

>Congressional Research Service

>

>Library of Congress

>101 Independence Ave. S.E.

>Washington, D.C. 20540-7440

>

>afernandes@crs.loc.gov

>202-707-9005

>

>"This information is intended only for the congressional addressee

>or other individual to whom it is addressed and may contain

>confidential and/or privileged material. Any review,

>retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information is

>only at the discretion of the intended recipient. If you received

>this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material

>from any computer.

>

>The foregoing has not been cleared by CRS review and is not for

>attribution. This response is provided to help in time limited

>situations."

>

>

>

>>>> Tom Hanna 1/13/2009 10:26 PM >>>

>

>URGENT:

>

> A reporter for a large newspaper asks 3 questions:

> 1) Is there evidence that child abuse and/or neglect increases

>during economic downturns in the U.S.? Is anyone familiar with

>research on this?

> 2) Also, is there any evidence that unemployed parents are more

>likely to commit child abuse and/or neglect?

> 3) Are there county or state data showing changes in numbers of

>child abuse/neglect cases reported since the U.S. recession began in

>December 2007?

> Thank you for your willingness to post these questions and

>forward any answers on to me.

>

>

>Please reply privately to mailto:tph3@cornell.edu or share your

>comments to the list. I will forward all responses on.

>--

>--

>Tom Hanna, Director

>Child Abuse Prevention Network

>www.child-abuse.com

>tom@child-abuse.com

>tph3@cornell.edu

>off 607.275.9360

>cel 607.227.4524

>fax: 415.962.0510

>--







Dear Dr. Fernandes



"The jury is out."



It would be gratifying to show a body of research that answers the

questions asked:



> 1) Is there evidence that child abuse and/or neglect increases

>during economic downturns in the U.S.? Is anyone familiar with

>research on this?

> 2) Also, is there any evidence that unemployed parents are more

>likely to commit child abuse and/or neglect?

> 3) Are there county or state data showing changes in numbers of

>child abuse/neglect cases reported since the U.S. recession began in

>December 2007?



But so far, I have not discovered it.



What I hoped was that among the many communities who received these

questions I would have heard back about some series of studies, or a

comprehensive literature review, or a systematic meta-analysis that

we could all examine and discuss. Did not happen.



Has there never been a published literature review on these

questions? Is this something that is done by a different discipline

from ours?



There were responses, but not research-based evidence, or county or

state data that address these questions.



Maybe I missed something?



I have not heard back that USA is going to (or already did) publish a

report. I do appreciate the few responses I received from this and

many other lists.



If I have misinterpreted anyone's response to me, it is my mistake.

Please share your research-based evidence with this list.





Thanks!

Tom





>Content-Type: text/html;

> charset="US-ASCII"

>Content-Description: HTML

>

>Hi Tom,

>

>I'm writing to follow up on your request to the listserv about child

>maltreatment during economic downturns. Did get any responses, and

>did USA Today publish an article on this topic?

>

>Thanks very much.

>

>Adrienne Fernandes

>Congressional Research Service

>

>****************************

>Adrienne L. Fernandes

>Analyst in Social Policy (Child Welfare and Youth Policy)

>Domestic Social Policy Division

>Congressional Research Service

>

>Library of Congress

>101 Independence Ave. S.E.

>Washington, D.C. 20540-7440

>

>afernandescrs.loc.gov

>202-707-9005

>

>"This information is intended only for the congressional addressee

>or other individual to whom it is addressed and may contain

>confidential and/or privileged material. Any review,

>retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information is

>only at the discretion of the intended recipient. If you received

>this in error, please contact the sender and delete the material

>from any computer.

>

>The foregoing has not been cleared by CRS review and is not for

>attribution. This response is provided to help in time limited

>situations."

>

>

>

>>>> Tom Hanna 1/13/2009 10:26 PM >>>

>

>URGENT:

>

> A reporter for a large newspaper asks 3 questions:

> 1) Is there evidence that child abuse and/or neglect increases

>during economic downturns in the U.S.? Is anyone familiar with

>research on this?

> 2) Also, is there any evidence that unemployed parents are more

>likely to commit child abuse and/or neglect?

> 3) Are there county or state data showing changes in numbers of

>child abuse/neglect cases reported since the U.S. recession began in

>December 2007?

> Thank you for your willingness to post these questions and

>forward any answers on to me.

>

>

>Please reply privately to mailto:tph3cornell.edu or share your

>comments to the list. I will forward all responses on.

>--

>--

>Tom Hanna, Director

>Child Abuse Prevention Network

>www.child-abuse.com

>tomchild-abuse.com

>tph3cornell.edu

>off 607.275.9360

>cel 607.227.4524

>fax: 415.962.0510

>--