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Message ID: 8462
Date: 2010-02-17

Author:McLeod, Sandra

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

I believe that Dr. Sedlak may be referring to the publication National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Review of State CPS Policy. A free copy of this publication is available from Child Welfare Information Gateway at http://www.childwelfare.gov/cart/view_cart.cfm?add_cart=1&orderableProductID=2774. The full text of the document is available online via the ASPE (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/HHS) website at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03/state-policy03/index.htm. In addition, as mentioned previously, Information Gateway does provide summaries of State statutes related to child protection, foster care, adoption, and other related issues at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/. Links to statutes include: Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/defineall.pdf and Mandatory Reporters of Abuse and Neglect at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/mandaall.pdf. I hope this information is helpful. Sandi McLeod Sr. Child Welfare Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleod@childwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320855-6834017@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320855-6834017@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Andrea Sedlak Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:37 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers'; child-maltreatment-research-L@cornell.edu Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state In 2003, we did an extensive analysis comparing all state mandated reporting laws against the NIS definitions, noting every act or omission mentioned in the legislation. Oddly, I don't see that report anywhere on the CW Gateway. We did it as part of the NIS-4 Planning Project, so I'd think that it should be available to the field. I'll look into it. ______________________________________________ Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D. Westat NIS-4 Project Director -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320768-12198602@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320768-12198602@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Amy Rohm Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:20 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; child-maltreatment-research-L@cornell.edu Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state You may want to check with the National Conference of State Legislatures. They track state legislation and may have this information available on their website or by contacting them. www.ncsl.org -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320635-10366103@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320635-10366103@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of lfontes@rcn.com Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:51 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.

I believe that Dr. Sedlak may be referring to the publication National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Review of State CPS Policy. A free copy of this publication is available from Child Welfare Information Gateway at http://www.childwelfare.gov/cart/view_cart.cfm?add_cart=1&orderableProductID=2774. The full text of the document is available online via the ASPE (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/HHS) website at http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/CPS-status03/state-policy03/index.htm. In addition, as mentioned previously, Information Gateway does provide summaries of State statutes related to child protection, foster care, adoption, and other related issues at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/state/. Links to statutes include: Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/defineall.pdf and Mandatory Reporters of Abuse and Neglect at http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/mandaall.pdf. I hope this information is helpful. Sandi McLeod Sr. Child Welfare Specialist Child Welfare Information Gateway A Service of the Children's Bureau/ACF/HHS Email: smcleodchildwelfare.gov Website: www.childwelfare.gov -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320855-6834017list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320855-6834017list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Andrea Sedlak Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:37 PM To: 'Child Maltreatment Researchers'; child-maltreatment-research-Lcornell.edu Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state In 2003, we did an extensive analysis comparing all state mandated reporting laws against the NIS definitions, noting every act or omission mentioned in the legislation. Oddly, I don't see that report anywhere on the CW Gateway. We did it as part of the NIS-4 Planning Project, so I'd think that it should be available to the field. I'll look into it. ______________________________________________ Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D. Westat NIS-4 Project Director -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320768-12198602list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320768-12198602list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Amy Rohm Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:20 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers; child-maltreatment-research-Lcornell.edu Subject: RE: comparison of reporting laws & abuse definitions by state You may want to check with the National Conference of State Legislatures. They track state legislation and may have this information available on their website or by contacting them. www.ncsl.org -----Original Message----- From: bounce-5320635-10366103list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-5320635-10366103list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of lfontesrcn.com Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 10:51 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.