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Message ID: 8259
Date: 2009-09-16

Author:Eric G. Mart

Subject:Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

Lisa,



Once or twice I have gotten to the point of reporting CPS to CPS for neglect

and child endangerment for not acting in these types of situations, and that

generally gets their attention. Also, putting concerns in a registered

letter form and sending it to a supervisor can also do the trick.



Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

311 Highlander Way

Manchester, New Hampshire 03103

Ph. 603/626-0966

Fax 603/622-7012

www.psychology-law.com

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

From:

To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"



Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:04 AM

Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports





> Did you or anyone call the police or the DA? They could pursue a criminal

> case based on a confession alone--and that would force CPS to act.

>

> ---- Original message ----

>>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:16:11 -0400

>>From: Vicki Polin

>>Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

>>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>>

>>

>> I once had a case in which a client disclosed to me

>> he was molesting his daughter. Not only did I make

>> a hot-line report, but he did too. When child

>> protection went out to investigate the daughter

>> refused to disclose the abuse. They were going to

>> close the case, even though the offender admitted to

>> what he had done. I was able to intervein and the

>> case remained open and services provided. I don't

>> know if you would consider this to be an example of

>> an unfounded case, yet I would think in that case

>> the daughter would have been extremely vulnerable

>> Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC

>> Founder and CEO

>> The Awareness Center, Inc.

>> (the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual

>> Abuse/Assault)

>> P.O. Box 65273, Baltimore, MD 21209

>> www.theawarenesscenter.org

>> 443-857-5560

>> Confidentiality Note: This email message and any

>> files transmitted with it are confidential and

>> intended solely for the use of the individual/s or

>> entities to whom they are addressed. If you are not

>> the named addressee/s, you should not disseminate,

>> distribute or copy this e-mail, nor take any action

>> in reliance on the contents of this information.

>> Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if

>> you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete

>> this e-mail from your system. Thank you

>> On Sep 15, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Todd McDonald wrote:

>>

>> Dear list members. Does anyone know if unfounded

>> cases of abuse or neglect are as at risk for

>> problems down the road compared with indicated

>> cases? Are these children just as vulnerable?

>>

>> Todd

>>

>>

>>

>> =

>









Lisa,



Once or twice I have gotten to the point of reporting CPS to CPS for neglect

and child endangerment for not acting in these types of situations, and that

generally gets their attention. Also, putting concerns in a registered

letter form and sending it to a supervisor can also do the trick.



Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP (Forensic)

311 Highlander Way

Manchester, New Hampshire 03103

Ph. 603/626-0966

Fax 603/622-7012

www.psychology-law.com

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

From:

To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"



Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:04 AM

Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports





> Did you or anyone call the police or the DA? They could pursue a criminal

> case based on a confession alone--and that would force CPS to act.

>

> ---- Original message ----

>>Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:16:11 -0400

>>From: Vicki Polin

>>Subject: Re: indicated reports vs unfounded reports

>>To: "Child Maltreatment Researchers"

>>

>>

>> I once had a case in which a client disclosed to me

>> he was molesting his daughter. Not only did I make

>> a hot-line report, but he did too. When child

>> protection went out to investigate the daughter

>> refused to disclose the abuse. They were going to

>> close the case, even though the offender admitted to

>> what he had done. I was able to intervein and the

>> case remained open and services provided. I don't

>> know if you would consider this to be an example of

>> an unfounded case, yet I would think in that case

>> the daughter would have been extremely vulnerable

>> Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC

>> Founder and CEO

>> The Awareness Center, Inc.

>> (the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual

>> Abuse/Assault)

>> P.O. Box 65273, Baltimore, MD 21209

>> www.theawarenesscenter.org

>> 443-857-5560

>> Confidentiality Note: This email message and any

>> files transmitted with it are confidential and

>> intended solely for the use of the individual/s or

>> entities to whom they are addressed. If you are not

>> the named addressee/s, you should not disseminate,

>> distribute or copy this e-mail, nor take any action

>> in reliance on the contents of this information.

>> Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if

>> you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete

>> this e-mail from your system. Thank you

>> On Sep 15, 2009, at 5:48 PM, Todd McDonald wrote:

>>

>> Dear list members. Does anyone know if unfounded

>> cases of abuse or neglect are as at risk for

>> problems down the road compared with indicated

>> cases? Are these children just as vulnerable?

>>

>> Todd

>>

>>

>>

>> =

>