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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 - March 6, 2018 and is updated quarterly.

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Message ID: 8851
Date: 2011-05-19

Author:Breitenstein, Larry D.

Subject:Safety and Risk Assessments

I am working with county public child welfare directors in Pennsylvania. We are looking at how other states have addressed and/or developed safety assessments for CPS cases, ongoing cases, foster and/or residential care. We realize that in some states safety assessments are part of the larger overall risk assessment process. We are looking for approaches that have studied the validity and reliability of their instruments. In particular we are looking for models that have considered the "ease of use" of these safety assessments by staff with various levels of experience, caseloads, in both public and private agencies. If someone could direct me to research in this area I would be greatly appreciative. Larry Breitenstein Ph.D Slippery Rock University.

I am working with county public child welfare directors in Pennsylvania. We are looking at how other states have addressed and/or developed safety assessments for CPS cases, ongoing cases, foster and/or residential care. We realize that in some states safety assessments are part of the larger overall risk assessment process. We are looking for approaches that have studied the validity and reliability of their instruments. In particular we are looking for models that have considered the "ease of use" of these safety assessments by staff with various levels of experience, caseloads, in both public and private agencies. If someone could direct me to research in this area I would be greatly appreciative. Larry Breitenstein Ph.D Slippery Rock University.