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Message ID: 8113
Date: 2009-04-06

Author:Willems J (IR)

Subject:RE: child maltreatment declines 12% 2006-2007

Dear colleagues:



Is their any validity to/evidence for the statistical description I once heard of app 1,000 cases of CAN for every child maltreated to death? Is anyone familiar with this statistical description and have any idea where it comes from?



Thank you very much in advance!



Kind regards,

Jan CM Willems



Dr Jan CM Willems

Child Maltreatment, Early Childhood & Children's Rights

Department of International and European Law and Maastricht Center for Human Rights

Maastricht University Faculty of Law, The Netherlands



Mail: Hoogzwanenstraat 119,  6211 BZ  Maastricht, The Netherlands

Email: j.willems@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Voicemail: *31(0)43.325.1940



Attachment, parenting and child rights education ...

... for all children and all parents, everywhere.



-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3761623-6833864@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3761623-6833864@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Hagemeister, Annelies K

Sent: zondag 5 april 2009 18:25

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: child maltreatment declines 12% 2006-2007



Dear child maltreatment colleagues:



While this is good information on one hand, I think we still need to be cautiously optimistic. As noted by other postings to this list, often administrative tracking changes can made fairly large changes. Also, with the number of places involved in using "alternative response" or "family assessment" for cases that come in, which don't require a formal substantiation or determination of abuse, cases that would once have been counted may no longer be counted. Further, a downside, I think is this finding: "The estimated number of children who died as a result of maltreatment rose by approximately 200 to 1760, a 15.5 percent increase over last year."

I also worry that budget cuts to human services can mean cut backs in the number of people to respond to cases, which can have the effect of having fewer cases opened for services, even when they should. This practice will also reduce the number of cases.









Annelies Hagemeister, PhD, MSW, LISW

Associate Professor

MSW Admissions Coordinator

Department of Social Work

358 Trafton Center North

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5078

Email: annelies.hagemeister@mnsu.edu

________________________________

From: bounce-3758160-6833861@list.cornell.edu [bounce-3758160-6833861@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Finkelhor, David [David.Finkelhor@unh.edu]

Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 1:45 PM

To: child-maltreatment-research-L@cornell.edu

Subject: child maltreatment declines 12% 2006-2007



The Administration of Children Youth and Families released 2007 child maltreatment numbers on April 1, but it did not make the news in any of the places that I track, despite the fact that it shows a one year drop of 12% for all forms of maltreatment, which is the largest single year decline that has even occurred.



http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2009/child_maltreatment_report_07.html



Here's the release with links to the report.



David



David Finkelhor

Crimes against Children Research Center

Family Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824

Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122

email: david.finkelhor@unh.edu



http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/

http://www.unh.edu/frl/



My new book is now available. To see more or order it, click on the cover below.

[cid:image003.jpg@01C9B46A.CEDF17F0]





*******************************************************



"Sexual abuse is down 5% and physical abuse down 3% in the most recent NCANDS data."

See update on new 2006 child maltreatment trends:

http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/











Dear colleagues:



Is their any validity to/evidence for the statistical description I once heard of app 1,000 cases of CAN for every child maltreated to death? Is anyone familiar with this statistical description and have any idea where it comes from?



Thank you very much in advance!



Kind regards,

Jan CM Willems



Dr Jan CM Willems

Child Maltreatment, Early Childhood & Children's Rights

Department of International and European Law and Maastricht Center for Human Rights

Maastricht University Faculty of Law, The Netherlands



Mail: Hoogzwanenstraat 119,  6211 BZ  Maastricht, The Netherlands

Email: j.willemsmaastrichtuniversity.nl

Voicemail: *31(0)43.325.1940



Attachment, parenting and child rights education ...

... for all children and all parents, everywhere.



-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3761623-6833864list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-3761623-6833864list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Hagemeister, Annelies K

Sent: zondag 5 april 2009 18:25

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: child maltreatment declines 12% 2006-2007



Dear child maltreatment colleagues:



While this is good information on one hand, I think we still need to be cautiously optimistic. As noted by other postings to this list, often administrative tracking changes can made fairly large changes. Also, with the number of places involved in using "alternative response" or "family assessment" for cases that come in, which don't require a formal substantiation or determination of abuse, cases that would once have been counted may no longer be counted. Further, a downside, I think is this finding: "The estimated number of children who died as a result of maltreatment rose by approximately 200 to 1760, a 15.5 percent increase over last year."

I also worry that budget cuts to human services can mean cut backs in the number of people to respond to cases, which can have the effect of having fewer cases opened for services, even when they should. This practice will also reduce the number of cases.









Annelies Hagemeister, PhD, MSW, LISW

Associate Professor

MSW Admissions Coordinator

Department of Social Work

358 Trafton Center North

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-389-5078

Email: annelies.hagemeistermnsu.edu

________________________________

From: bounce-3758160-6833861list.cornell.edu [bounce-3758160-6833861list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Finkelhor, David [David.Finkelhorunh.edu]

Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 1:45 PM

To: child-maltreatment-research-Lcornell.edu

Subject: child maltreatment declines 12% 2006-2007



The Administration of Children Youth and Families released 2007 child maltreatment numbers on April 1, but it did not make the news in any of the places that I track, despite the fact that it shows a one year drop of 12% for all forms of maltreatment, which is the largest single year decline that has even occurred.



http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2009/child_maltreatment_report_07.html



Here's the release with links to the report.



David



David Finkelhor

Crimes against Children Research Center

Family Research Laboratory

Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824

Tel 603 862-2761* Fax 603 862-1122

email: david.finkelhorunh.edu



http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/

http://www.unh.edu/frl/



My new book is now available. To see more or order it, click on the cover below.

[cid:image003.jpg01C9B46A.CEDF17F0]





*******************************************************



"Sexual abuse is down 5% and physical abuse down 3% in the most recent NCANDS data."

See update on new 2006 child maltreatment trends:

http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/