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Message ID: 8222
Date: 2009-08-03

Author:Poha Kane

Subject:Re: Rise in CM fatalities and classification of neglectful drownings

I have seen debate on similar questions in the past and caution that

rather than presume that circumstances have changed so that those that

should not be reported are now being reported, when in fact what

should have been reported in the past has not been in the past.



We are simply catching up to what should have been done.



I urge a thoughful balance of data and circumstances based not on what

we can argue for or against by the statistics, but viewing the

circumstances and determining what we can argue for or against in

policy and practice decisions based on the circumstances.



Some child maltreatment, though statistically insignificant by it's

circumstances demands attention with action taken for prevention and

correction.



Kane





I have seen debate on similar questions in the past and caution that

rather than presume that circumstances have changed so that those that

should not be reported are now being reported, when in fact what

should have been reported in the past has not been in the past.



We are simply catching up to what should have been done.



I urge a thoughful balance of data and circumstances based not on what

we can argue for or against by the statistics, but viewing the

circumstances and determining what we can argue for or against in

policy and practice decisions based on the circumstances.



Some child maltreatment, though statistically insignificant by it's

circumstances demands attention with action taken for prevention and

correction.



Kane