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Message ID: 8812
Date: 2011-02-15

Author:Carol Duncan

Subject:Re: Assessing Levels of Force or Fear

>"Regarding abuse/neglect in your agencies/work, is there any effort to quantify such things as level of force/level of fear? " I haven't seen a response to this question on the list, but it seems to me that this kind of research would be impossible to conduct in any scientific manner if looking at retrospective cases, and unethical/illegal to conduct on live subjects. There are so many confounding variables, including prior history of trauma, that would have a direct effect on an individual's response to a particular traumatic event. Also, individuals who have developed some degree of resiliency may have a different response to a particular level of abuse as compared to someone with a history of trauma. I do not see how this research could be conducted. Carol S. Duncan, LCSW Manager, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Office Dallas Independent School District 2909 N. Buckner Blvd., Suite 505 Dallas, TX 75228 (972) 502-4182 Fax: (972) 794-3528 cduncan@dallasisd.org Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential student and/or employee information. Unauthorized use and/or disclosure is prohibited under the federal Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR Part 99, 19 TAC 247.2, Texas Government Code 552.023, Texas Education Code 21.355, 29 CFR 1630.14(b)(c)). If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, disclose, copy or disseminate this information. Please call the sender immediately or reply by email and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.

>"Regarding abuse/neglect in your agencies/work, is there any effort to quantify such things as level of force/level of fear? " I haven't seen a response to this question on the list, but it seems to me that this kind of research would be impossible to conduct in any scientific manner if looking at retrospective cases, and unethical/illegal to conduct on live subjects. There are so many confounding variables, including prior history of trauma, that would have a direct effect on an individual's response to a particular traumatic event. Also, individuals who have developed some degree of resiliency may have a different response to a particular level of abuse as compared to someone with a history of trauma. I do not see how this research could be conducted. Carol S. Duncan, LCSW Manager, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Prevention Office Dallas Independent School District 2909 N. Buckner Blvd., Suite 505 Dallas, TX 75228 (972) 502-4182 Fax: (972) 794-3528 cduncandallasisd.org Confidentiality Notice: This email message, including all attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential student and/or employee information. Unauthorized use and/or disclosure is prohibited under the federal Family Education Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 CFR Part 99, 19 TAC 247.2, Texas Government Code 552.023, Texas Education Code 21.355, 29 CFR 1630.14(b)(c)). If you are not the intended recipient, you may not use, disclose, copy or disseminate this information. Please call the sender immediately or reply by email and destroy all copies of the original message, including attachments.