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Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) List Serve

Database of Past CMRL Messages

Welcome to the database of past Child-Maltreatment-Research-L (CMRL) list serve messages. The table below contains all past CMRL messages (text only, no attachments) from Nov. 20, 1996 - December 22, 2017 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 8785
Date: 2011-01-16

Author:D F MCMAHON

Subject:two questions about common labels

Two labels that are endemic in child welfare cases are "parentification" and "attachment disorder". These have been around for quite awhile. The source is usually a CPS investigator, a caseworker, or a therapist, sometimes a foster parent, once in awhile an adoptive or step-parent. My question is not really specific, but wondering about your thoughts as to use and/or misuse of these labels. Thanks, Sheri McMahon

Two labels that are endemic in child welfare cases are "parentification" and "attachment disorder". These have been around for quite awhile. The source is usually a CPS investigator, a caseworker, or a therapist, sometimes a foster parent, once in awhile an adoptive or step-parent. My question is not really specific, but wondering about your thoughts as to use and/or misuse of these labels. Thanks, Sheri McMahon