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Message ID: 8754
Date: 2010-12-17

Author:Raelene Freitag

Subject:RE: Increase in Child Abuse During the Holidays

Might be important to clarify whether we are watching abuse/neglect rates or reporting rates. Over many years there seems to be a fairly predictably bump in the volume of reports just after a school term begins and just before a school term ends. There is no reason to think this reflects a change in the rate of abuse or neglect at those times. Raelene Freitag MSW, Ph.D. Director Children's Research Center 426 S. Yellowstone Drive Madison, WI 53719 608-831-1180 www.nccd-crc.org CRC is a nonprofit social research organization and division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (names, birthdates) via Email. It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an Email. Case or referral numbers (but not social security numbers) may be included where necessary. Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database. From: bounce-7533488-13366172@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7533488-13366172@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carrie Ellis Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:59 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-l@cornell.edu Subject: Increase in Child Abuse During the Holidays To all, I am trying to find research that may or may not support the idea that child abuse rates increase during the holiday season. I was able to find a few studies that confirm this as a myth, but I would like to have more. Any suggestions? Carrie

Might be important to clarify whether we are watching abuse/neglect rates or reporting rates. Over many years there seems to be a fairly predictably bump in the volume of reports just after a school term begins and just before a school term ends. There is no reason to think this reflects a change in the rate of abuse or neglect at those times. Raelene Freitag MSW, Ph.D. Director Children's Research Center 426 S. Yellowstone Drive Madison, WI 53719 608-831-1180 www.nccd-crc.org CRC is a nonprofit social research organization and division of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (names, birthdates) via Email. It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an Email. Case or referral numbers (but not social security numbers) may be included where necessary. Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database. From: bounce-7533488-13366172list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7533488-13366172list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Carrie Ellis Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:59 PM To: child-maltreatment-research-lcornell.edu Subject: Increase in Child Abuse During the Holidays To all, I am trying to find research that may or may not support the idea that child abuse rates increase during the holiday season. I was able to find a few studies that confirm this as a myth, but I would like to have more. Any suggestions? Carrie