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Message ID: 8756
Date: 2010-12-17

Author:Brett Drake

Subject:RE: Increase in Child Abuse During the Holidays

Just check out any statewide report giving monthly breakdowns. The problem, of course, is that with school out, you would expect reporting rates to drop fractionally in December – which is what does seem to happen sometimes. For my state, see pg 7 on 2008 report at http://www.dss.mo.gov/re/canar.htm -Brett From: bounce-7533488-10777274@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7533488-10777274@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

Just check out any statewide report giving monthly breakdowns. The problem, of course, is that with school out, you would expect reporting rates to drop fractionally in December – which is what does seem to happen sometimes. For my state, see pg 7 on 2008 report at http://www.dss.mo.gov/re/canar.htm -Brett From: bounce-7533488-10777274list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-7533488-10777274list.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