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Message ID: 8415
Date: 2010-02-18

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:RE: comparison of reporting laws and abuse definitions by state

Make sure you include the pdf extension in the link (in the email I received the file extension was severed from the link). I'm looking through this list of statutes just to see what is defined as "emotional abuse." In Delaware the reference says "abuse includes emotional abuse." But "abuse" is defined to mean "any physical injury . . . through unjustified force, emotional abuse, torture [etc]." I added the italics. So the way the statute reads sounds like the emotional abuse would have to result in physical injury. Sheri McMahon ND > Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:28:00 -0500 > From: KBrown@summitkids.org > To: child-maltreatment-research-l@list.cornell.edu > > At the Gateway website referenced in an earlier email, there is a very > nice summary of state laws (2007). I've found this to be a very useful > tool. The link to the pdf file is below... > > http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/defineall. > pdf > > Kevin > > > Kevin Brown, M.P.A. > Director of Research > Summit County Children Services > 264 S. Arlington St. > Akron, Ohio 44306 > > Phone: 330.379.2025 > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bounce-5320671-9506626@list.cornell.edu > [mailto:bounce-5320671-9506626@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Alan > Puckett > Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:57 PM > To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > > I'd start with the Child Welfare Information Gateway's search tool and > database at: > http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ > > -----Original Message----- > From: bounce-5320635-12200436@list.cornell.edu > [mailto:bounce-5320635-12200436@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of > lfontes@rcn.com > Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:51 AM > To: child-maltreatment-research-L@cornell.edu > Subject: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > > Is there a source that compares mandated reporting laws & definitions of > abuse by state? This would be very helpful for a multi-state project > that I'm undertaking. > > All help appreciated! > > Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. > University of Massachusetts, Amherst > U.S.A. > > > > > > This message is intended only for the recipient to which it is addressed. It may contain confidential information that is subject to copyright. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Messages sent to and from us may be monitored. > >

Make sure you include the pdf extension in the link (in the email I received the file extension was severed from the link). I'm looking through this list of statutes just to see what is defined as "emotional abuse." In Delaware the reference says "abuse includes emotional abuse." But "abuse" is defined to mean "any physical injury . . . through unjustified force, emotional abuse, torture [etc]." I added the italics. So the way the statute reads sounds like the emotional abuse would have to result in physical injury. Sheri McMahon ND > Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 13:28:00 -0500 > From: KBrownsummitkids.org > To: child-maltreatment-research-llist.cornell.edu > > At the Gateway website referenced in an earlier email, there is a very > nice summary of state laws (2007). I've found this to be a very useful > tool. The link to the pdf file is below... > > http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/defineall. > pdf > > Kevin > > > Kevin Brown, M.P.A. > Director of Research > Summit County Children Services > 264 S. Arlington St. > Akron, Ohio 44306 > > Phone: 330.379.2025 > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bounce-5320671-9506626list.cornell.edu > [mailto:bounce-5320671-9506626list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Alan > Puckett > Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 12:57 PM > To: Child Maltreatment Researchers > Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > > I'd start with the Child Welfare Information Gateway's search tool and > database at: > http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/ > > -----Original Message----- > From: bounce-5320635-12200436list.cornell.edu > [mailto:bounce-5320635-12200436list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of > lfontesrcn.com > Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:51 AM > To: child-maltreatment-research-Lcornell.edu > Subject: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state > > Is there a source that compares mandated reporting laws & definitions of > abuse by state? This would be very helpful for a multi-state project > that I'm undertaking. > > All help appreciated! > > Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. > University of Massachusetts, Amherst > U.S.A. > > > > > > This message is intended only for the recipient to which it is addressed. It may contain confidential information that is subject to copyright. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, copying or distribution of this message, or files associated with this message, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. Messages sent to and from us may be monitored. > >